Synopses & Reviews
A beloved under-the-sea tale is now a pop-up masterpiece, from expert craftsman Robert Sabuda.
Come along on a magical journey under the sea in this stunning pop-up adaptation of the beloved fairy tale "The Little Mermaid," expertly crafted by renowned paper engineer Robert Sabuda. Amazing three-dimensional paper structures pop off each page, bringing this classic underwater adventure to life. This visually stunning tale of adventure, true love, and sacrifice is sure to become a favorite in any story-lover's library.
Sabuda continues his series of pop up adaptations of classic stories (including Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan) with a gorgeously rendered version of this Andersen tale which hews to the original source material—don’t look for Flounder or for a terribly happy ending. Like the previous books there’s a stained glass quality to the illustrations and pop ups which are characteristically intricate and distinguished by a remarkable sense of movement: the prince’s ship extends out toward readers in one scene storm clouds gathering behind it while in one of the book’s many mini booklets the mermaids move back and forth as they beg her to return to the water rather than risk her life. Ages 6–up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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 New York Times bestseller lists. Sabuda's classic tales include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and The 12 Days of Christmas. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Mr. Sabuda lives in New York.