Thursday, December 23, 2010

"A Christmas Carol" Pop-Up Book Review.

I love the story of the Christmas Carol as told by Charles Dickens.    I grew up watching the Mr. Magoo version of the movie which I loved and which horribly dates me!   It's a great story that tells of the power of love and devotion and shows that redemption is possible for even the seemingly coldest and hardest of hearts.

I was lucky enough to receive a BEAUTIFUL pop up version of A Christmas Carol.  Unfortunately the photos can't show the elaborate pop up or the depth that occurs when you open the pages.   There are 6 fantastic pop ups and on each of five pages there's a small book that you can read to tell the story.  

This beautiful re-imagining of Charles Dickens's 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 would be a beautiful book to have to read to your own children at Christmas or would also make a lovely gift for a child or a family.    The book can be bought at most bookstores and also through Amazon

A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book (Pop Up Book)

A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book (Pop Up Book)

Thanks to Hachette Books for allowing me to review this book.    You can read more about it and watch a video that better illustrates the pop ups on their site here.  


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