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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Commemorative…

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Commemorative Pop-up (edition 2001)

by L. Frank Baum (Author), Robert Sabuda (Illustrator)

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Title:The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Commemorative Pop-up
Authors:L. Frank Baum (Author)
Other authors:Robert Sabuda (Illustrator)
Info:Little Simon (2000), Edition: 1st, 16 pages
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The Wizard of Oz Pop-up by Robert Sabuda (Paper engineer)



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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 |
I had the pleasure of reading this book again to some little ones recently. In general I’m not a huge fan of “pop up” books but this one really takes the concept to the next level, and for a classic story. The first thing you notice is the book is quite thick and upon opening the cover, you’re greeted with a tornado that springs up about ten inches. The book only has seven major pages but each is impressive, and the text of the story is then included on smaller sub-pages which open as insets, and which include smaller pop-ups and illustrations. Kids love the detail level and fingering things, putting on the small green film glasses when the Emerald City is entered, and spinning the hot air balloon which is one of the later pop-ups. They also love pointing out the small discrepancies between the film and the book which stem from the book being true to the Baum’s original, which I think is cool.

In an age with so much other content for kids, it’s nice to see this story is not “dead”, there are so many nice elements and messages to it beyond the imagination Baum clearly showed: being brave in a world that is sometimes evil and scary, being confident and understanding that you may already have within you something that you perceive as a shortcoming, being smart enough to see through charades such as the one the “Great and Terrible” Oz perpetuates until this motley crew comes along, and lastly, of course, the universal sentiment of trying to go home. If you’re looking for a very nice way of reading this story to kids, this “queen mother” of pop up books would be a great choice. ( )
  gbill | Dec 9, 2011 |
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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

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