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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
A pop-up Adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Original Tale by Robert Sabuda
Pop-up Picture Book
Ages 6 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2003, $24.95, 0-689-84743-2
Alice is quietly sitting on the riverbank with her sister. Her sister is reading a book which Alice is sure must be a very dull book on account of the fact that the book has no picture or conversations. Then Alice sees a white rabbit running past. This in itself is not all that odd. What is odd it that the rabbit is talking to itself. Alice has never seen a talking rabbit. Without stopping to think Alice sets off in hot pursuit and thus begins her extraordinary adventures. Alice soon finds herself falling down a terribly long rabbit hole and from that time onwards, as Alice says, "curiouser and curiouser" things keep happening to her. Alice finds herself in situations where she keeps changes sizes; she goes for a swim in her own tears; she attends the most peculiar tea party; and a queen threatens to cut off her head (among other things).
  Though there are only six double page spreads in the book, each spread contains a considerable amount of Alice's bizarre story. There is one very large and highly complicated pop-up in the middle of the double page and to the side of this main pop-up there is a mini book describing Alice's adventures. Within the book more pop-ups with moving parts, and foil papers can be found.
  To say that this is a glamorous and remarkable book is an understatement. Just when you think that you have seen it all you discover some new surprise, some hidden piece or part.

Alice in Wonderland (Sabuda)


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