Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Little Mermaid Pop-Up Book by Robert Sabuda
Princesses are difficult to buy for. not only does every gift need to have drama and romance, it also has to pass a parental inspection.
This book solves the princess gift problem with ease. Although it is neither pink nor sparkly, it is incredibly beautiful and very dramatic. The text is a slightly abridged version of the Hans Christian Andersen original, but it's the pop-ups that make this book so noteworthy. Robert Sabuda is a pop-up genius; his previous books include Encyclopedia Prehistorica and other classics like Beauty & the Beast.
Just like those previous bestsellers, The Little Mermaid pushes pop-up engineering to the limits. There is an enormous pop-up of a ship, including rigging, while on another page the paper flips inside out to create a magnificent wedding arch, which should satisfy any princess. Each page contains many other inner pages, with pop-ups of their own.
An awe inspiring book, perfect for royalty of all ages.
Publish October 1st by Little Simon
Review first published in Stalks from DIESEL, a bookstore, December 2013