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The 12 Days of Christmas Anniversary Edition: A Pop-Up Celebration

Sabuda, Robert

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ISBN 10: 1416927921 / ISBN 13: 9781416927921
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in pictorial boards. No dust jacket, as issued. First printing of anniversary edition. Fine condition, with all the intricate pop-ups in pristine condition. Still in original (opened) plastic bag. Includes pop-up ornament of two turtledoves. Square 8vo. Unpaginated. Bookseller Inventory # 82115

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Title: The 12 Days of Christmas Anniversary Edition...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First edition.

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A true holiday classic literally comes to life in this stunning pop-up edition of a seasonal favorite. With a partridge popping, snow scattering, and lords a-leaping off the page, this lavish book is a gift for readers of all ages. For this special anniversary edition legendary paper engineer Robert Sabuda encloses his own gifts to the reader: extra pages with a pop-up Christmas tree, and a beautiful pop-up ornament of two turtledoves. The ornament is packaged with the book and is perfect for adding a celebratory touch to your tree. This beautiful anniversary package is one to treasure!


Robert Sabuda is to pop-up art what the International Grandmaster is to chess, and it isn't for nothing that he's described on the back of this book as a "paper engineer." As the title suggests, this whimsical, old-fashioned, elegant book embodies the Traditional Song of Abundant Giving--each verse of "The 12 Days of Christmas" is illustrated with a different pop-up creation. Some are relatively simple, such as the partridge (made of just two pieces of hinged paper) that opens its wings above some pears. Still, there is something unexpectedly bold about how the bird literally flies out over the top margin of the page. Other pop-ups are more characteristically bravura creations: the "Ten pipers piping" are crafted explicitly as decorative paper cut-outs, but the scissors that cut them are part of the pop-up, too. Perhaps the most complex of the set is "Eleven Ladies Dancing." Interpreted as an old-fashioned music box, the 11 ladies dancing are little ballerinas, and the music box is complete with drawer, back-mirror, and winding key. Sabuda's masterful The 12 Days of Christmas is full of nostalgia for the magic of childhood celebration--kids and adults alike would be happy to receive this book as a holiday gift. (Ages 3 to 103) --Richard Farr

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