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ABC3Dby Marion Bataille
This 3-D rendering of the alphabet makes for one psychedelic, well-oiled machine of a pop-up book. ABC3D is a great gift for anyone who loves innovative design or paper crafts.
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"Easily the most innovative alpabet book of the year, if not the decade... Beyond clever."—The Washington Post
Prepare to be amazed. From the lenticular cover that changes with the angle of your hands all the way to the Z, ABC3D is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book. Each of the 26 three-dimensional letters move and change before your eyes. C turns into D with a snap. M stands at attention. X becomes Y with a flick of the wrist. And then there's U...Boldly conceived and brilliantly executed with a striking black, red, and white palette, this is a book that readers and art lovers of all ages will treasure for years to come.
ABC3D is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
The forthcoming "ABC3D," by Marion Bataille, a French book designer, does for paper what Claymation did for mud. It's a three-dimensional, interactive, cinematic treat for the littlest fingers right on up to the oldest eyes, easily the most innovative alphabet book of the year, if not the decade. It's virtually impossible not to find something to manipulate, admire, chuckle over or just plain play... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review) with between the holographic covers of this visual feast. Watch O and P transform themselves into Q and R with the flick of a translucent overlay; see C flip over to become D and back again merely by moving the page; marvel as V becomes W through the magic of reflections; smile as the two round centers of S spin like barber poles; play U like a many-stringed instrument and imagine the music. Beyond clever, it's a whole new way for young learners to see both connections and differences as well as for adults to rediscover the magic that lurks below the everyday. A short video of two disembodied hands flipping through the pages has garnered more than half a million views on YouTube. Wonderful fun for one and all. Kristi Jemtegaard is the Youth Services Coordinator for Arlington (Va.) Public Library. She teaches children's and adolescent literature and has served on both the Caldecott and Newbery Committees. Reviewed by Kristi Jemtegaard, Washington Post Book World (Copyright 2006 Washington Post Book World Service/Washington Post Writers Group)
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A work of art as much as it is a pop-up book, this boldly conceived and brilliantly executed pop-up book features a striking black, red, and white palette. "One of the most delightful and innovative pop-up books I have ever seen."--Robert Sabuda. Full color.
About the Author
MARION BATAILLE is a graphic and book designer who has never before been published in this country. She lives in Paris, France.
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