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Kwanzaa Celebration


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ISBN 10: 0689802668 / ISBN 13: 9780689802669
Published by Simon & Schuster October 1995, 1995
Used Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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SIGNED BY AUTHOR( and inscribed: Happy Kwanzaa! Robert Sabuda, 1999, New Orlens) Second Edition. Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Fine/no jacket as issue GREAT CONDITION, BEAUTIFUL COPY. Sabuda, Robert (illustrator). All pop-ups appear to be in PRISTINE UNOPEN working order. Inscribed by the author. Summary: A celebration of an African-American holiday with Sabuda's wonderful pop-ups. Interactive Toy Moveable Pop-up. Bookseller Inventory # 20081208104071

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Title: Kwanzaa Celebration

Publisher: Simon & Schuster October 1995

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition

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In A Kwanzaa Celebration, Nancy Williams and award winning illustrator Robert Sabuda have created an exuberant mix of symbolic holiday images, bold blocks of color, and ingenious pop-ups. This festive book is a true celebration of a joyous African-American holiday.


Robert Sabuda, an extraordinary paper engineer, has created several dazzling pop-up books, including Cookie Count and The Christmas Alphabet. In this exuberant collaboration with author Nancy Williams, his paper constructions virtually explode into life. The seven principles of Kwanzaa (from unity to faith) are introduced with the African words and pronunciations, accompanied by bright illustrations of African American children and family groups. Each spread includes a pop-up holiday element such as candles in a special candleholder or the mkeka, a colorful place mat to hold theKwanzaa symbols. One pop-up is a gift box with a lid that opens to show a tiny doll inside! ("Each child receives zawadi (zah-WAH-dee), or gifts, from our parents. These are for promises kept during the year.") And, on the last page you can open and close the book slightly to make a little boy's trombone slide and a girl's hands wave. Though this book will not withstand much use by young children alone, it would be fine for an adult to read to children. A delightful visual celebration of Kwanzaa. (Ages 3 to 8) --Marcie Bovetz

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