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One of my all time favorites, Robert Sabuda adds anther masterpiece to his collection of beautiful pop-up books with his version of this American anthem brought to life and full color. As with most of his books, Mom and Dad will love this as much as the kids!
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Publisher Comments:

Master paper engineer Robert Sabuda has interpreted the classic American anthem "America the Beautiful" in dazzling dimension. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to the Statue of Liberty, America has never looked more spectacular. This stunning keepsake masterpiece will be shared and admired by generations to come; indeed it is a national treasure in and of itself.

Review:

"Starched-white shapes of icons such as the Statue of Liberty and a Mississippi riverboat unfold in this patriotic pop-up. Paper engineer Sabuda (The Christmas Alphabet) goes line-by-line through the first stanza of the celebratory 'America the Beautiful,' pairing 'O beautiful for spacious skies' with a red-on-white Golden Gate Bridge and boats cutting silver-foil ribbons through the water. Line two, 'For amber waves of grain,' exalts 'The Great Plains'; here, a tractor foregrounds symmetrical rows of crops, a rooster crows on a barn roof and a string mechanism allows readers to turn a windmill's blades. Inside the closing spread ('From sea to shining sea!'), which pictures a minimalist Manhattan with foil-windowed skyscrapers, a small book-within-a-book provides mini-pop-ups (the Twin Towers, Liberty Bell and an American eagle) and lyrics to the lesser-known verses by 'Katharine Lee Bates July 4, 1895.' Skeptics may be taken aback that the 'amber' grain and 'purple mountain majesties' of Mount Rushmore spring up icy white. The author also takes liberties with mapping, for instance placing the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument perpendicular to the U.S. Capitol on the National Mall. The dove-white imagery, pure as snow, which worked so effectively in Sabuda's Christmas books, here suggests the rich connotations of the simple verses, but also sanitizes the complex topics. Sabuda's paper engineering impresses as usual, but the presentation seems more decorative than awe-inspiring. All ages. (Oct.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From the highly acclaimed paper engineer comes a new pop-up to celebrate America. The seven spreads based on the treasured anthem "America the Beautiful" represent America at its best, with Sabuda's award-winning, trademark white pop-ups on richly hued backgrounds.

About the Author

Robert Sabuda is known worldwide for his innovative pop-up paper engineering. His books have garnered numerous awards and have made the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller lists. Sabudaand#8217;s classic tales include andlt;iandgt;The Little Mermaidandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Beautyandnbsp;andamp; the Beastandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Wizard of Ozandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Alice in Wonderlandandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The 12 Days of Christmasandlt;/iandgt;. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Mr. Sabuda lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689847448
Author:
Sabuda, Robert Clarke
Publisher:
Little Simon
Illustrator:
Sabuda, Robert Clarke
Author:
Sabuda, Robert Clarke
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
United states
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Art (painting sculpture artists architecture etc.)
Subject:
Songs
Subject:
Toy and movable books
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Pop-Ups
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B206
Series:
Classic Collectible Pop-Up
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c illustrations, mini-booklet
Pages:
16
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 25.55 oz
Children's Book Type:
Pop Up
Age Level:
4-8

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Product details 16 pages Little Simon - English 9780689847448 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

One of my all time favorites, Robert Sabuda adds anther masterpiece to his collection of beautiful pop-up books with his version of this American anthem brought to life and full color. As with most of his books, Mom and Dad will love this as much as the kids!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Starched-white shapes of icons such as the Statue of Liberty and a Mississippi riverboat unfold in this patriotic pop-up. Paper engineer Sabuda (The Christmas Alphabet) goes line-by-line through the first stanza of the celebratory 'America the Beautiful,' pairing 'O beautiful for spacious skies' with a red-on-white Golden Gate Bridge and boats cutting silver-foil ribbons through the water. Line two, 'For amber waves of grain,' exalts 'The Great Plains'; here, a tractor foregrounds symmetrical rows of crops, a rooster crows on a barn roof and a string mechanism allows readers to turn a windmill's blades. Inside the closing spread ('From sea to shining sea!'), which pictures a minimalist Manhattan with foil-windowed skyscrapers, a small book-within-a-book provides mini-pop-ups (the Twin Towers, Liberty Bell and an American eagle) and lyrics to the lesser-known verses by 'Katharine Lee Bates July 4, 1895.' Skeptics may be taken aback that the 'amber' grain and 'purple mountain majesties' of Mount Rushmore spring up icy white. The author also takes liberties with mapping, for instance placing the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument perpendicular to the U.S. Capitol on the National Mall. The dove-white imagery, pure as snow, which worked so effectively in Sabuda's Christmas books, here suggests the rich connotations of the simple verses, but also sanitizes the complex topics. Sabuda's paper engineering impresses as usual, but the presentation seems more decorative than awe-inspiring. All ages. (Oct.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From the highly acclaimed paper engineer comes a new pop-up to celebrate America. The seven spreads based on the treasured anthem "America the Beautiful" represent America at its best, with Sabuda's award-winning, trademark white pop-ups on richly hued backgrounds.
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