A Winter's Tale: An Original Pop-up Journey Limited Edition
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A Winter's Tale: An Original Pop-up Journey Limited Edition

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by Robert Sabuda
     
 

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Winter's Tale is another Robert Sabuda masterpiece, an original pop-up journey just as glorious as his classic pop-up retellings. The simple, elegant text is illustrated with breathtaking artwork and extraordinary paper engineering by the master himself. Lavish use of foil, glitter, and color highlight Sabuda's signature white pop-ups. The book ends with a

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Winter's Tale is another Robert Sabuda masterpiece, an original pop-up journey just as glorious as his classic pop-up retellings. The simple, elegant text is illustrated with breathtaking artwork and extraordinary paper engineering by the master himself. Lavish use of foil, glitter, and color highlight Sabuda's signature white pop-ups. The book ends with a beautiful twinkling surprise, sure to captivate pop-up fans of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Iridescent glitter suggests powdery snowfall in this seasonal book by Sabuda, whose Christmas pop-ups and America the Beautiful reflect a partiality to frosty whites and steely silvers. In the first of six spreads about a wintry forest, a 3D owl bursts from the pages and a gatefold lifts to reveal mice nesting safely in a hollow tree. A second spread features two foxes in a cave fringed with icicles, and the "snow shivers off a nearby bush," another pop-up detail that lifts to show a rabbit bounding away. In a third spread, clear plastic torrents slip down a vertical, mirrored waterfall as the pages open and close; a bear splashes and fish leap ("breakfast escapes in a flash"). At the conclusion, the winter itself says, "We spend all our days in a world dressed in white, but when the earth turns to green I must go.... I'll return for a visit next year." The closing spread encircles a simple cabin in an archway of pop-up pines; a pull-out tab sets holiday lights blinking in the cabin's transparent roof, a surprise reminiscent of the chirping in Eric Carle's The Very Quiet Cricket. Despite the elaborate cut-and-folded paper, Sabuda never overcrowds his spreads, and he sticks to an earthy yet pristine palette including icy white, metallic silver, browns and evergreens. His deftly engineered book celebrates nature, and readers will wow to impressive pop-ups of deer, beavers and a moose. All ages. (Sept.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416907879
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
09/27/2005
Edition description:
Limited Edition
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.80(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Winter's Tale 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
pattyPA More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book true to the Robert Sabuda style. The cutouts are amazing and the way they fit into the book is also amazing. I have it on my coffee table and enjoy looking at it over the winter months. I always marvel at it when I look at it no matter how many times I have read it. There is a surprise at the end of who the character is that is narrating the story along with another surprise true to the Sabuda style. A real collectors item. I just love his books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved this magical book as a grandmother and knew it was a perfect gift for my granddaughter to help her appreciate the beauty of nature in winter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author has outdone himself with the story and it's illustrations. By far the best popup work!
Bulabuma More than 1 year ago
Robert Sabuda always has amazing books and this one is no exception. The pictures always pop out perfectly and this one has an added bonus at the end. Perfect for a Christmas gift for kids or kids at heart.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My children won't let me put this book down. The pop-ups are great (and not cheap looking like most), and the story is outstanding. Would make great gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What they've done with the paper on this book (the popups) is amazing and will certainly entertain your kids. Whether you see an owl, a fawn, or whatever is central to the story, you really see it--like you were there watching the story unfold. Just a very clever idea that is nicely timed for the holidays. I found that it is applicable to all ages, and enjoyed it myself.