Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Book Review: A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book

A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book (Pop Up Book)
Title: A Christmas Carol: A pop-up Book
Author: Charles Dickens, Chuck Fischer
ISBN: 9780316039734
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Children

Not your typical kids pop-up book, this is a gift that is perfect for any child. It was one that I had wanted to share with my children, and the opportunity arose to review it. It's all about the magic of Christmas and also teaches the lesson of being kind to others.

This book is designed for older children and it’s not just a picture book. The pop-ups are very intricate. Each pop-up page has a separate booklet that fits in a pocket in the page and tells about the part of the story that the page depicts. It is a very enjoyable book that will easily become a family heirloom!

This beautiful re-imagining of Charles Dickens' timeless fable, A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book features artist Chuck Fischer's richly painted depictions of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, brought to life in intricate pop-up scenes by paper engineer Bruce Foster. The entire text of A Christmas Carol is reproduced in five removable, illustrated, keepsake booklets. An introductory booklet provides a biography of Dickens and an illustrated feature on the enduring appeal of this beloved story. The perfect gift, A Christmas Carol, now in pop-up form, will brighten the holidays for young and old.

This is one of those books that you read to your children and display throughout the holidays. It is a simply stunning depiction of A Christmas Carol. . It's not your typical, lift-the-flap pop-up book or one of those where a few images pop-up. Instead it's like a 3-D book. The whole page comes to life! On each page, there is a little miniature book with a story about each section of the book. For example, there is a book for each ghost that Scrooge meets. My kids are small, so I am just showing the book. When my kids are older I will read one of the little books a night. It will be the start of a wonderful tradition.

Buy it: This book will be released on November 10 and will be available in most local bookstores and online. You can even pre-order it from Amazon. The SRP is $30.00US and $36.00CAN.

Disclosure: This item was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid nor compensated in any other way.

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