For Christmas, my bestest friend, Julia sent me and my family a Robert Sabuda pop up book of the Night Before Christmas. I’d never seen a Sabuda book before so you must imagine my delight and amazement as I opened it up for the first time. So much intricate detail, it’s truly a work of art and I won’t even let the kids touch it, I’ve put it away to bring out next Christmas to share again.
While waiting for pictures with Santa (sigh, and that was a trial that I won’t even account as it took five years from my life) we were letting the kids play in the children’s area of the bookstore there and I looked for other titles.
That’s when I saw Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda. Holy moly. This book is just breathtaking and the boys, who adore everything dinosaur are nearly as excited as I am about this book. The T Rex actually pops out at you, gnashing teeth. Each page has mini books within it with incredibly small, very itricate dinosaurs. Unbelievable attention to detail.
Anyway, it’s the number fifteen book in the Amazon.com Editor’s Choice Top 50 and I couldn’t agree more. If you have kids or even if you don’t but you love books as works of art, check out Sabuda’s stuff, especially Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up
January 11th, 2006 at 6:17 pm · Link
OO, I saw those and almost bought them for my little munchkin. He still has a birthday coming up soon…maybe. He loves anatomy and those books were very cool.
January 11th, 2006 at 6:33 pm · Link
Ours is on a high shelf. My kids love to look but it would be ripped in ten minutes if I didn’t supervise.