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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Commemorative Pop-Up

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Robert Sabuda has created a resplendent pop-up version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original publication. This glorious edition is told in a shorter version of L. Frank Baum's original text, with artwork in the style of W. W. Denslow. With sparkling touches of colored foil and Emerald City eyeglasses, this classic tale is certain Robert Sabuda has created a resplendent pop-up version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original publication. This glorious edition is told in a shorter version of L. Frank Baum's original text, with artwork in the style of W. W. Denslow. With sparkling touches of colored foil and Emerald City eyeglasses, this classic tale is certain to find an honored place on the family bookshelf.


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Robert Sabuda has created a resplendent pop-up version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original publication. This glorious edition is told in a shorter version of L. Frank Baum's original text, with artwork in the style of W. W. Denslow. With sparkling touches of colored foil and Emerald City eyeglasses, this classic tale is certain Robert Sabuda has created a resplendent pop-up version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original publication. This glorious edition is told in a shorter version of L. Frank Baum's original text, with artwork in the style of W. W. Denslow. With sparkling touches of colored foil and Emerald City eyeglasses, this classic tale is certain to find an honored place on the family bookshelf.

30 review for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Commemorative Pop-Up

  1. 3 out of 5

    Mike Lester

    I bought one of these for my niece and loved the damned thing so much I had to get one for myself.

  2. 3 out of 5

    María Eugenia

    Es igual de bonito que el de Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-Up Adaptation y eso que el listón estaba alto. Empieza el libro con el ciclón en Kansas y es abrirlo y quedarte ya con la boca abierta, de verdad que creo que hace la misma ilusión abrir cada página de este libro a los treinta y tantos que de niño. Muy recomendable.

  3. 3 out of 5

    Klaudia Maniakowska

    After my first encounter with Sabuda's work I must admit that the book's three-dimensional illustrations are very eye-popping and well-crafted. All the standup mini works of art allow the reader to interact with the book. Such a version of one of the most known stories for children brings all the fabulous events to life and makes an illusion that the reader is a part of the story. I would recommend this book to everyone, not only children, because it is a masterpiece of children picture books.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

    My parents sent this book over for my daughter, and it is easily the most amazing, thoughtfully designed pop up book I have ever seen. The story is the story you know, but the construction and attention to detail is fantastic. I'm only sad that my daughter is a little too young to read the book herself, since she'd probably destroy it. It's fragile, and she's not even two years old yet. I guarantee she will love this book when she is old enough to appreciate it, and I would recommend it to anyon My parents sent this book over for my daughter, and it is easily the most amazing, thoughtfully designed pop up book I have ever seen. The story is the story you know, but the construction and attention to detail is fantastic. I'm only sad that my daughter is a little too young to read the book herself, since she'd probably destroy it. It's fragile, and she's not even two years old yet. I guarantee she will love this book when she is old enough to appreciate it, and I would recommend it to anyone with children.

  5. 5 out of 5

    $hanel

    I am in love with the movie The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and (I read this book awhile ago) when I heard there was a book I was like "I NEED TO READ THIS!" The book was a little different from the movie but still good. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is definatley a classic and I HIGHLY encourage EVERYONE I know to add this book to your good reads and watch the movie too.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Karolinde (Kari)

    I thought I new the story of Oz until I studied the book in college. (Thank you Anne and Phil!) Not only did I discover how incredibely rich the story truly was, I was amazed to find out how much of his own beliefs and world Baum put into this classic. It is definitely worth reading over and over again.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina Grace

    my grandma has this book...i miss her so much and whenever I see this book I think of her :)

  8. 3 out of 5

    Staci

    Love this book. The Wizard Of OZ is my favorite movie. It always has been. Nothing will ever take this movies place! I met the real munchkins. Wonderful MOVIE and book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Complex and wonderful.

  10. 3 out of 5

    Lauren

    Only the coolest pop-up book, ever!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    it is very cool because this girl gose to a land trough a twister but all it was was a dream

  12. 3 out of 5

    jeannine

    The best part of this book is the green glasses!! :)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Cook

    OH. MY. GOODNESS! I've always loved pop up books, but this one is beyond belief! The tornado!!! The hot air balloon! I bought it for my granddaughter for Christmas, but it SO awakened the wonder of my own inner little girl that I will have to buy another for myself! Thank you Robert Sabuda for bringing us this magic.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Georgene

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A delightful book my husband found at the local Goodwill-As-Is. This volume is too delicate for small children, but should be appreciated by older children and adults. It's a short version of L. Frank Baum's book. The pop-ups are intricate and need to be handled gently. The illustrations are very much In the style of the originals. This book is a treasure!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    I've always loved the Oz books and the film, but this Commemorative Pop-up book is stunning. The intricate pop-up features are crafted beautifully and I can't wait to sit by my grandsons and experience it with them. (Not sure how the pop-up figures and the little books-within-a-book will withstand little hands, though.)

  16. 5 out of 5

    Karim Elmenshawy

    How to work as team? ....That what story said .....

  17. 3 out of 5

    nicole

    This book is amazing!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Westall

    Beautiful pop-up book depicting a retelling of the classic Wizard of Oz.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Notes

    Robert Sabuda, ya. Saya termasuk telat tahu tentang Robert Sabuda. Padahal dia maestro gambar sembul. Semua orang yang melihat karya Sabuda pertama kali pasti terpana. Tulisan di bawah adalah pindahan dari blog saya di Wordpress: http://notesdina.wordpress.com/2009/0... Aku tertegun ketika menelusuri peringkat buku anak di Amazon.co.jp. Baru kali ini kulihat begitu banyak pembaca meluangkan waktu untuk membuat ulasan sebuah buku anak, selain buku-buku Eric Carle. Buku itu adalah Alice’s Adventures Robert Sabuda, ya. Saya termasuk telat tahu tentang Robert Sabuda. Padahal dia maestro gambar sembul. Semua orang yang melihat karya Sabuda pertama kali pasti terpana. Tulisan di bawah adalah pindahan dari blog saya di Wordpress: http://notesdina.wordpress.com/2009/0... Aku tertegun ketika menelusuri peringkat buku anak di Amazon.co.jp. Baru kali ini kulihat begitu banyak pembaca meluangkan waktu untuk membuat ulasan sebuah buku anak, selain buku-buku Eric Carle. Buku itu adalah Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Pengarangnya, tentu saja, Lewis Caroll. Namun, yang menuai pujian para pembaca adalah ilustrator sekaligus pembuat gambar-gambar sembulnya: Robert Sabuda. Sejujurnya, baru sekarang kudengar nama ini. Terdorong oleh banyaknya jumlah pengulas (133 orang!), aku pun memutuskan untuk membeli Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland dan The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Ada ulasan yang mengatakan, “Buku ini tidak mahal jika dibandingkan dengan kualitasnya.” Ada pula yang mengatakan, “Kalau ingin anak Anda menghargai karya seni sejak dini, ini buku yang tepat.” Kedua buku yang kupesan tiba kemarin. Menurutku, ceritanya terlalu panjang untuk dipahami anak kecil seusia Luna (3 tahun), jadi perlu disederhanakan. Tetapi gambar-gambar sembulnya memang memukau. Jumlah halaman bukunya memang sedikit, tetapi di setiap halaman terdapat beberapa halaman buku kecil. Tak salah, Sabuda memang maestro gambar sembul. Ilustrator sekaliber Robert Sabuda tentu memiliki situs, pikirku, dan ternyata dugaanku tak salah. Bahkan di situs resminya itu Robert Sabuda mempersembahkan satu laman khusus, Simple Pop-Ups You Can Make!. Laman Explore Pop-Ups Book! juga layak diarungi jika ingin mengenal dunia gambar sembul lebih jauh. Pola gambar sembul di situs Robert Sabuda itu dibagi menjadi tiga kategori: sederhana, sedang, dan rumit. Sangat cocok untuk bahan prakarya bersama anak. Bikin gambar sembul sendiri, yuk! (df)

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Pennekamp

    Just gorgeous.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    I found a wonderful surprise in my mailbox yesterday - a friend had sent me this pop-up book of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I read it last night, and absolutely loved it! It naturally is an abridged version of the story and some parts seemed a bit rushed, so I would recommend it mostly for those who have read the original by L. Frank Baum. I'm not sure if it would be confusing if I did not know the story. But of course the main attraction is the pop-ups, which are intricate and gorgeous! There a I found a wonderful surprise in my mailbox yesterday - a friend had sent me this pop-up book of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I read it last night, and absolutely loved it! It naturally is an abridged version of the story and some parts seemed a bit rushed, so I would recommend it mostly for those who have read the original by L. Frank Baum. I'm not sure if it would be confusing if I did not know the story. But of course the main attraction is the pop-ups, which are intricate and gorgeous! There are smaller 'booklets' on each pair of pages to tell most of the story, and each page of these also has its pop-up, such as the silver slippers, each of the friends that Dorothy meets, etc. Some of these are more simple, but some are more complex. There is even a pair of emerald spectacles that you can wear, like the characters do when they are in the Emerald City, although I did not detect anything that looked different when they were on - just greener, but it was a nice, whimsical touch. If you love the book, you will love this pop-up accompaniment! Just a note - this is based on the novel, not the movie (my favorite movie, BTW), so if that is all you know, some parts will not be so familiar to you - and of course, the slippers are silver, not ruby! But maybe it would inspire you to read the original book, which has even more adventures!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Krista

    The Wizard of Oz is one of my all time favorite books that I have ever read. I would strongly recommend any student to pick up this amazing story and share it with others. This book not only takes you to an imaginary world and allows you to escape from any problem you may have going on, but it also really takes you through the troubles and accomplishments of a sweet young girl, a scarecrow, a lion, and a tin man. Of course there are several different villains that get in the way, but you also wi The Wizard of Oz is one of my all time favorite books that I have ever read. I would strongly recommend any student to pick up this amazing story and share it with others. This book not only takes you to an imaginary world and allows you to escape from any problem you may have going on, but it also really takes you through the troubles and accomplishments of a sweet young girl, a scarecrow, a lion, and a tin man. Of course there are several different villains that get in the way, but you also will learn about some good characters that really help these four along their journey. Dorothy is looking to find her way back home to Kansas. The scarecrow wants a brain, the Tinman is looking for a heart, and the Lion needs courage! All of these different desires that each character possesses will force them to dig really deep inside themselves in order to achieve these goals in finding what they are looking for. With this specific version of the story, Robert Sabuda did an amazing job at really grabbing the readers attention. He used different pop up illustration techniques and amazing color schemes to really take this book to another level for children. I would strongly recommend teachers reading this book to their students and even doing different exercises with it in the classroom!

  23. 3 out of 5

    Ashley

    I want to classify this book for different grade levels for different reasons. I would say it is acceptable for K-2 because of the pop-ups and the vibrant color. If the story was to be read, a teacher or parent might read to the child or read a long with them, a little bit at a time. I would classify this in an older category because of the passages. Older children love pop-up books too! The book was very interactive. Some of the pop-ups you could play with (the green balloon can be spun). The c I want to classify this book for different grade levels for different reasons. I would say it is acceptable for K-2 because of the pop-ups and the vibrant color. If the story was to be read, a teacher or parent might read to the child or read a long with them, a little bit at a time. I would classify this in an older category because of the passages. Older children love pop-up books too! The book was very interactive. Some of the pop-ups you could play with (the green balloon can be spun). The colors are very appealing to the eye. There is a mixture of dull and bright colors, but they are all complimentary to each other. I also enjoyed that there is a pop-up on every page. On some pages, there are additional pop-ups (for example: the page with Emerald City has additional pop-ups in a booklet at the bottom that tells the story. There are also spectacles that you can put on and look at the city with!). If I enjoyed this book, I am sure someone younger than I will enjoy it!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Trista Watson

    This version of "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ" takes L. Frank Baum's fanstay story and adds art by Robert Sabuada. The book is written at the fifth and sixth grade reading level. This book could be a used to for exploring social skills, through the roles and needs of the characters. The detailed pop up illustrations could also be used with an art lesson. "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ" follows Dorothy and Toto's adventure through the Land of Oz. They trying to return home to Kansas after a tornado mi This version of "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ" takes L. Frank Baum's fanstay story and adds art by Robert Sabuada. The book is written at the fifth and sixth grade reading level. This book could be a used to for exploring social skills, through the roles and needs of the characters. The detailed pop up illustrations could also be used with an art lesson. "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ" follows Dorothy and Toto's adventure through the Land of Oz. They trying to return home to Kansas after a tornado misplaces them, and meet magical creatures along the way. The book mentions witches and scary flying monkeys, which could be a content concern for younger readers or family preferences.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ariel Greenwood

    Past the painted ladies, the brightly colored rowhouses of Abell Street in Baltimore, the Book Thing was hosting a giveaway! Among many treasures, I found The Wonderful Wizard of Oz commemorative pop-up book. This beautifully crafted book contains a portal to the timeless tale's homeland. Having recently finished the original, it was an enjoyable stroll down memory lane! From Kansas, to Oz, The Emerald City and Quadling Country the landscapes come to life as you can explore every detail in 3D! F Past the painted ladies, the brightly colored rowhouses of Abell Street in Baltimore, the Book Thing was hosting a giveaway! Among many treasures, I found The Wonderful Wizard of Oz commemorative pop-up book. This beautifully crafted book contains a portal to the timeless tale's homeland. Having recently finished the original, it was an enjoyable stroll down memory lane! From Kansas, to Oz, The Emerald City and Quadling Country the landscapes come to life as you can explore every detail in 3D! Fans of all ages will enjoy this experience!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Esther

    So when I went to the bookstore to buy the Star Wars pop-up book, they had a whole section dedicated to these type of books. I looked at Horton Hears a Who, We're Going On A Bear Hunt and lots more all in beautiful, rich detailed pop-up books. They are truly pieces of art. My favorite of the ones that I looked at was this one. The emerald city was quite stunning and the wizard's hot air ballon was surprising and fun. Although in reality I'm not sure how great these books are for kids because mos So when I went to the bookstore to buy the Star Wars pop-up book, they had a whole section dedicated to these type of books. I looked at Horton Hears a Who, We're Going On A Bear Hunt and lots more all in beautiful, rich detailed pop-up books. They are truly pieces of art. My favorite of the ones that I looked at was this one. The emerald city was quite stunning and the wizard's hot air ballon was surprising and fun. Although in reality I'm not sure how great these books are for kids because most kids I know would most likely rip these books to shreds.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Steven Zachary

    After just completing the full novel, I picked this up for my children. imagine my surprise with the incredible 3D visuals. the story is watered down, but true to the original. It allows the reader to read either the short primary narrative or the sub narratives located in small pop out text boxes. Unfortunately this book is more for adults then kids. It is fragile and requires careful manure ring of each page to maintain the models and restore page dialog boxes. Overall this format brings somet After just completing the full novel, I picked this up for my children. imagine my surprise with the incredible 3D visuals. the story is watered down, but true to the original. It allows the reader to read either the short primary narrative or the sub narratives located in small pop out text boxes. Unfortunately this book is more for adults then kids. It is fragile and requires careful manure ring of each page to maintain the models and restore page dialog boxes. Overall this format brings something for most age groups and does the original story justice.

  28. 3 out of 5

    Michael Burhans

    This book is unlike anything else I have ever seen. A pop-up book, but that sounds so small compared to what this is, like referring to The Mona Lisa as some paint, or Michelangelo's David as a hunk of rock. This glorious work is told in a shorter version of L. Frank Baum's original text, with artwork in the style of W. W. Denslow(original Oz illustrator). With sparkling touches of colored foil and Emerald City eyeglasses, and complex pop-ups that are beautiful from all dimensions this is a wor This book is unlike anything else I have ever seen. A pop-up book, but that sounds so small compared to what this is, like referring to The Mona Lisa as some paint, or Michelangelo's David as a hunk of rock. This glorious work is told in a shorter version of L. Frank Baum's original text, with artwork in the style of W. W. Denslow(original Oz illustrator). With sparkling touches of colored foil and Emerald City eyeglasses, and complex pop-ups that are beautiful from all dimensions this is a work of art that deserves a special place on your family shelf.

  29. 4 out of 5

    leynes

    This was truly magnificent. Sabudas pop-up art is outstanding. My favorite are the Emerald City and the balloon scene. Simply perfection. Overall I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed the story itself. I have read an abridged version of Oz in fifth grade but forgot everything and wow, this has the potential to unfold into an amazing adventure. I actually own the full version, so I'm excited to read it next month and give my full thoughts on the plot line. So far all I can say is that I l This was truly magnificent. Sabudas pop-up art is outstanding. My favorite are the Emerald City and the balloon scene. Simply perfection. Overall I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed the story itself. I have read an abridged version of Oz in fifth grade but forgot everything and wow, this has the potential to unfold into an amazing adventure. I actually own the full version, so I'm excited to read it next month and give my full thoughts on the plot line. So far all I can say is that I love the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow. :)

  30. 5 out of 5

    Miriam

    This pop-up books is one of the most elaborate pieces I've ever owned. It has proven surprisingly durable, despite being filled with strings, wooden bits, and intricately connected foiled paper. The text is cleverly adapted from that of the original book, though some queer excisions are made. I have read this book many times, and still found new things in this vast world of paper- I had never noticed the secret message which wearing the green spectacles reveals! This is clearly not a book, but a This pop-up books is one of the most elaborate pieces I've ever owned. It has proven surprisingly durable, despite being filled with strings, wooden bits, and intricately connected foiled paper. The text is cleverly adapted from that of the original book, though some queer excisions are made. I have read this book many times, and still found new things in this vast world of paper- I had never noticed the secret message which wearing the green spectacles reveals! This is clearly not a book, but a work of art.

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