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Christmas Alphabet, The

Sabuda, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0531068579 / ISBN 13: 9780531068571
Published by Orchard Book, NY, 1995
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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26 miniature pop-ups, one for every letter in the alphabet. SIGNED BY SABUDA. Like-new condition. Record # 512007. Bookseller Inventory # 512007

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Title: Christmas Alphabet, The

Publisher: Orchard Book, NY

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Robert Sabuda

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Synopsis:

Far more than a pop-up alphabet, this unusual book combines the magic of Christmas with what can only be called paper sculptures. Letter by letter, each image unfurls to reveal one of twenty-six seasonal surprises.

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Who can resist opening a door or lifting a flap just to see what's inside? No one. And that's why this seasonal, alphabetical pop-up book has become such a Christmas favorite. Beneath each lettered flap is an intricate three-dimensional paper cutout of a holiday-related object that starts with the same letter (A for angel, B for bell, C for candle). The cutouts, emerging from colorful squares, are all made of crisp white paper--creating an origami elegance. Yet the paper sculptures are decidedly joyful and unpredictable, like the exploding shreds of paper beside the title "unwrap" under the letter U. Robert Sabuda made his first pop-up book when he was 8 years old, but abandoned the art when he failed to figure out how to make the cyclone twirl in The Wizard of Oz. Apparently, he's finally mastered the art of motion, since many of the pop-ups feature movements such as flight for the angel, and the tender joining of lips for the kiss of two reindeer. Sabuda has also mastered the art of whimsy, making The Christmas Alphabet, The 12 Days of Christmas, and Cookie Count seasonal staples in households of children young and old. (All ages) --Gail Hudson

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