This lavish presentation of the traditional Christmas song features Robert Sabuda's ingenious cut-out illustrations which re-create the scenes--from a partridge in a pear tree to the twelve lords-'a-leaping--in a very untraditional way! Colorful backgrounds combine with white pop-ups for a knockout effect, featuring lavish touches such as gold ...
This lavish presentation of the traditional Christmas song features Robert Sabuda's ingenious cut-out illustrations which re-create the scenes--from a partridge in a pear tree to the twelve lords-'a-leaping--in a very untraditional way! Colorful backgrounds combine with white pop-ups for a knockout effect, featuring lavish touches such as gold foil, acetate, mylar, a cloth spine, a special paper stock, and a one-of-a-kind pop-up snow globe. Full color.
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I have been collecting pop-up books for several years now and The Twelve Days of Christmas is, without doubt, at the top of my "pop-up list". The creativity of this book is mind boggling: every page has a secret story or additional pop-ups to entertain you for a very long time. This is definitely NOT a children's book. Well, it's OK if you read it for them, but the intricacies of the "paper engineering" are best left to the adult.
Anyway, this book will bring many happy memories and I recommend it to all those who love books and surprises!
Publishers Weekly, 1996-09-30 Reigning prince of paper construction Sabuda has fashioned the classic carol into a crisp, 3D holiday greeting, somewhat similar in style to his Christmas Alphabet (1994). Each spread contains festively colored background panels sprinkled with white text and featuring two spectacularly intricate, snow-white pop-ups; one takes center stage and the other is hidden beneath a gatefold flap. In a welcome update, Sabuda's witty take on the tune's verses depicts "four calling birds" as emerging from a cuckoo clock and "eleven ladies dancing" as ballerinas pirouetting inside a child's musical jewelry box. The design is sturdy enough to withstand repeated readings, provided that it's treated as a book, not a toy. All ages. (Oct.)
Publishers Weekly, 2006-09-25 Sabuda's The 12 Days of Christmas Anniversary Edition comes with a three-dimensional ornament to mark this popular pop-up's decade of success. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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