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.
Sabuda, Robert. New in new dust jacket. in original shrink wrap. Includes a new pop up ornament for your tree. Glued binding. Paper over boards. Pop-up book. 14 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: Children/juvenile.
Robert Sabuda (art & paper engineering) New. No Jacket Issued. Book CONDITION: NEW 1996 Little Simon hardcover pop-up book, first edition, first printing. Pop-ups done in Sabuda white with an occasional dash of color. The Swans swimming in a snow globe paper engineering is spectacular. One pale very light "impression" front cover. CONTENT: Sabuda is to pop-up art what the International Grandmaster is to chess, and it isn't for nothing that he's described on the back of this book as a "paper engineer." As the title suggests, this whimsical, old-fashioned, elegant book embodies the Traditional Song of Abundant Giving--each verse of "The 12 Days of Christmas" is illustrated with a different pop-up creation. Some are relatively simple, such as the partridge (made of just two pieces of hinged paper) that opens its wings above some pears. Still, there is something unexpectedly bold about how the bird literally flies out over the top margin of the page. Other pop-ups are more characteristically bravura creations: the "Ten pipers piping" are crafted explicitly as decorative paper cut-outs, but the scissors that cut them are part of the pop-up, too. Perhaps the most complex of the set is "Eleven Ladies Dancing." Interpreted as an old-fashioned music box, the 11 ladies dancing are little ballerinas, and the music box is complete with drawer, back-mirror, and winding key. Sabuda's masterful The 12 Days of Christmas is full of nostalgia for the magic of childhood celebration--kids and adults alike would be happy to receive this book as a holiday gift. Questions welcome. Tracking included.
Sabuda, Robert. New. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Brand New, Perfect Condition. We offer expedited shipping to all US locations. Over 3, 000, 000 happy customers. Glued binding. Paper over boards. Pop-up book. 14 p. Contains: Illustrations. Intended for a juvenile audience.
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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