Check out the Valentine’s Day Heart Hunt!
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Wizard of Oz Pop-up by Robert Sabuda

The Wizard of Oz Pop-up

by Robert Sabuda (Paper engineer), L. Frank Baum

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
6781820,923 (4.31)1



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 1-5 of 18 (next | show all)
This such a well done pop up book, as all Robert Sabuda books are. Imaginative, creative and and done with perfection. ( )
  over.the.edge | Sep 24, 2018 |
Out of this world. All-time keeper. ( )
  Mithril | Sep 4, 2016 |
This book is a classic story and is great for people of all ages. I chose this particular version of this story because of its desgn and style. I think this pop up version of this story is great for kindergarden through first grade. It provides plenty of color and visuals that can help them visualize the story. It's a great way to incorporate interative reading and a fun way to have an interactive read aloud. ( )
  vross316 | Mar 16, 2016 |
Sabuda's version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is such a gorgeous book. Sabuda is the master of paper crafting. His two page pop-up spreads are amazing. They are detailed, brilliant in color, and capture a whimsical feel perfectly suited to the subject. Most impressive of all, though, is the ingenuity of his constructions that emerge from the page. One set up features the wizard taking off in his hot air balloon; a hot air balloon is suppressed between two flat pages until its turn arrives, and then jumps up and gracefully swings back and forth, with the wizard in his basket hanging below. That in itself should be enough to recommend this book to everyone. Nonetheless, some of the other spreads display a glorious Emerald City castle, a creepy witch's castle, a twisting tornado, the Munchkin village, a field of poppies, and a final scene. In addition to these big glories, each page has smaller pages with their own miniature fold-out people and objects. These smaller pages are where Sabuda includes the text, and he encloses a ridiculously large amount in tiny spaces. I suppose that should not be surprising, for a writer who specializes in the creative folding and hiding of paper. The narrative is easy to read, and true to the original. Well, guilty confession: I have never read the original Wizard of Oz series. It has been on my to-read pile for a long time. Yet, what I know from the movie and my background information about the books shows me that he at least captures the right spirit in his writing. I love this book, and hope to procure more in Sabuda's commemorative series. ( )
  nmhale | Mar 4, 2013 |
With out a doubt you WILL be pleased with your purchase of this book. The pop-ups will blow your mind. There is multiple pop-ups on most of the pages. ( )
  39again | May 30, 2012 |
Showing 1-5 of 18 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (1 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Sabuda, RobertPaper engineerprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baum, L. Frankmain authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Dorothy lived in the middle of the great Kansas prairies with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0689817517, Hardcover)

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, master paper engineer Robert Sabuda has created a pop-up version of Dorothy's adventures in Oz that fans will find hard to resist. Modeling his depictions of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the rest after W. W. Denslow's original art, Sabuda adds a third dimension that would have rocked Denslow's--and Baum's--world. A rapidly spinning cyclone actually casts a breeze over the startled reader's face. Glorious red poppies wave seductively in a field. And the Emerald City positively glitters with green, especially when young readers try on the special tinted "Spectacles for You" provided in a pocket on the page. The abridged text, provided in minibooklets set onto each page, covers enough basics for the Oz novice, but we recommend a read-aloud of the original, as well, for all the glory and detail of Baum's fantastic tale. Sabuda's homage to the classic is truly spectacular; even purists will gasp in delight at the sight of the humbug wizard floating away in his shiny green, gold, and blue hot-air balloon. This great introduction to the story of Oz doubles as a fun collector's item. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:57 -0400)

(see all 3 descriptions)

A biography emphasizing the childhood of the man who later led the first expedition to explore west of the Mississippi River.

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.31)
1 1
1.5 1
2 4
3 13
3.5 1
4 23
4.5 3
5 57

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 132,503,761 books! | Top bar: Always visible