I grew up in a family who loves to read, and I was privileged that my aunt worked for Scholastic books in New York City as a copy editor. She sent me boxes full of books on a monthly basis that not only contained Scholastic but various books appropriate for all ages. Needless to say, my library of books grew very quickly. One book that she sent me was a pop-up adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Robert Sabuda.
Every page in this book is its own adventure. When I opened the book for the first time as a child, I was not prepared to be greeted by a forest of trees that popped out right in front of me. Each pop-up is brilliantly illustrated with vibrant colors and a unique art style. Along with the illustrations that dominate each page, every scene contains a side panel that includes the text of the story as well more pop-up graphics.
Every scene has a large amount of detail, and I always find something new every time I read this book. There is so much detail within the book that it truly defines the meaning of eye candy. The following quote is a review on the back of the book:
“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is Robert Sabuda’s most amazing creation ever, featuring stunning pop-ups illustrated in John Tenniel’s classic style. The text is faithful to Lewis Carroll’s original story, and special effects like a Victorian peep show, multifaceted foil, and tactile elements make this a pop-up to read and admire again and again.”
Below is a demonstration video of the book.
Sabuda, Robert. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Little Simon, 2003.
URL link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_DkuirvQ5E