The Night Before Christmas Pop-upReviews
- Number of Pages: 12
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Sabuda remains a master of the medium, constructing a series of varied and well-engineered scenes: Santa pops in and out utilizing the chimney, beds fold out, a window shade rises and falls, and, in a clever nod to Moore's not-a-creature-was-stirring text, it's a loved ones of mice who are receiving Santa's nighttime visit. A pull-out tab even lets readers interact, when Santa's sleigh glides out on the clouds and more than an intricately realized village. It's hard to pick a favorite scene here, but you can bet that kids will love the book's pop de ré sistance, in which Santa's lead reindeer nearly fly appropriate up your nose (if they don't knock you out of your chair first ).
The book's first-rate production and lively pop-ups are adequate to recommend it, but Sabuda goes 1 greater by showing the thoughtful restraint to make a lot from the pop-ups almost entirely white. A few accents of color catch your eye (Santa's red suit and silver pipe) , but--as befits such a dynamic book--the visual focus stays on the action. (All ages) --Paul Hughes
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