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America the Beautiful: A Pop-up Book (edition 2004)

by Robert Sabuda

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Title:America the Beautiful: A Pop-up Book
Authors:Robert Sabuda
Info:Little Simon (2004), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 16 pages
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Sabuda is an excellent pop-up artist. I buy his books because I think they are so cool. ( )
  jmaloney17 | Jan 2, 2009 |
Amazing pop-ups for all ages. Young children learn a little geography, American history, and engineering via the verses of Katherine Lee Bates song, America the Beautiful; adults just say Wow! The visual effects overwhelm the text: the pop-ups---with string, bits of wood, silver ribbon and foil---are magnificent. Be careful---it is easily torn and broken; young children should be warned to not touch ANYTHING.

Shown are
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge (engineering, math-the shape of the cables supporting the bridge);
the great plains (agriculture rural life, food);
Mount Rushmore (four presidents and their roles in American history, sculpture);
Mesa Verde (American Indian life, dwellings, climate, geography);
a paddle boat on the Mississippi River (transportation, commerce, geography, Industrial Revolution, boats, physics, engineering, and how slightly opening and closing the spread makes the silver ribbons/water move at the back of the boat);
The Capital, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool between the latter two in Washington, D.C. (government, American History, architecture);
the Statue of Liberty with New York City's Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and other skyscrapers in the background (symbols, France, world history, elevators, competition, cars, Emma Lazarus, poetry, immigration).

A booklet at the end has even more pop-ups and other verses of the song: World Trade Center, Liberty Bell, NASA space shuttle, and the American bald eagle. ( )
  raizel | Nov 14, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0689847440, Hardcover)

Every Robert Sabuda pop-up is a marvel, but America the Beautiful is singularly remarkable for its inspired interpretation of the classic American anthem. Each page presents a magnificent pop-up featuring a line from the first (and best known) verse of "America the Beautiful." Sabuda has included the song in its entirety, featuring mini pop-ups, in a small booklet on the final page. Beginning with the Golden Gate Bridge, and ending with a spectacularly regal Statue of Liberty, Sabuda's America the Beautiful is a lovely keepsake that also serves as a patriotic primer for teaching young ones about America. --Daphne Durham


Amazon.com's The Significant Seven
Master paper engineer Robert Sabuda answers the seven questions we ask every author.

Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?

A: Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel. I specifically remember feeling as if I'd become a grown-up reader because many of the pages did not have pictures.

Q: You are stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD--what are they?

A: The Stand by Stephen King
Madonna's Greatest Hits
Strangers with Candy: Season One

Q: What is the worst lie you've ever told?

A: That I'd be finishing a book project on time.

Q: Describe the perfect writing environment.

A: I live in New York City, so anyplace that's quiet.

Q: If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?

A: "Robert Sabuda--Bookmaker."

Q: Who is the one person living or dead that you would like to have dinner with?

A: Benjamin Franklin

Q: If you could have one superpower what would it be?

A: Invisibility

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:09 -0400)

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A pop-up book which illustrates the first verse of "America the Beautiful," line by line, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Statue of Liberty, and includes an attached smaller book containing an additional pop-up illustration for each later verse.

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