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The Night Before Christmas Pop-Up [Sabuda]

by Clement C. Moore, Robert Sabuda (Illustrator)

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Same old story with a few bland pop-ups. Not my favorite and definitely not interesting enough for a child. They're better off with a more colorful rendition.
  kali.joy | Sep 16, 2015 |
Award winner Robert Sabuda brings Clement Clarke Moore's classic tale of The Night Before Christmas to life in this festive pop-up edition, sure to become a perennial family favorite (amazon).
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  AmyStepaniuk | Sep 15, 2015 |
By Robert Sabuda, original story by Clement C. Moore.

A tiny mouse family crafted in Sabuda's signature whites, awaken to Santa's reindeer on the roof, and Clement C. Moore's classic Christmas poem pops into life! Very intricate paper-engineering and outstanding design allow the colorful backgrounds and a Santa all dressed in red to bring life to the story. You will be amazed by the clock ticking toward midnight and the window shade raising on it's own! My favorite spread has to be the amazing final pages featuring Santa and sleigh flying away into a snowstorm, as the town sleeps far below. ( )
  JoClare | Feb 4, 2014 |
These pop-ups are very nice: specially the one of the whole city at the very end. ( )
  Mikelodeon | Jan 1, 2009 |
Everyone knows that Robert Sabuda is bloody brilliant when it comes to pop-ups. Rather than collect them all, though, I have this one because it is just perfect for storytelling. It's especially nice how the reindeer really pop right out at you. I usually pop them again and again at my listeners. They gasp at the last scene when the whole little town pops up from the pages.
  marfita | Nov 4, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0689838999, Hardcover)

The ingenious Robert Sabuda returns for yet another inspired pop-up book, a follow-up to The 12 Days of Christmas and The Christmas Alphabet, that retells Clement Clarke Moore's classic yuletide rhyme.

Sabuda remains a master of the medium, constructing a series of varied and well-engineered scenes: Santa pops in and out of 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 family 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 over 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 résistance, in which Santa's lead reindeer nearly fly right 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 enough to recommend it, but Sabuda goes one better by showing the thoughtful restraint to make most of 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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The well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor is brought to life in a festive pop-up edition.

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