TITLE: Winter's Tale
AUTHOR: Robert Sabuda
PUBLISHED BY: Little Simon, 2005
I wish I knew how to create videos easily with my new camera. Because then I wouldn't have to try to find words to describe this magical book--I could just show you all the wonders hidden in its page. (Frankly, I am surprised there isn't a video somewhere online of someone flipping through this book.)
This isn't, strictly speaking, a Christmas book. But it is about the wonders of a deep winter, and it is so cozy and exciting that I feel it is perfectly suited to reading by the light of the Christmas tree. Golly, I wish it were Christmas right now, so I could settle down on the wool rug, with a big blanket, and dive into Sabuda's detailed, delicate, perfect pop-ups.
You've heard me praise Sabuda and his often collaborator Matthew Reinhart before, but this is the first Sabuda book I have owned. That I got it at a thrift store and Every Single Pop-Up still worked perfectly as if it were brand new should be enough to recommend this book to you. I assure you, your children will never cease to be amazed by the worlds Sabuda has created with a cut here and there. (What I want to know is how you construct so many so perfectly. That would be an awesome feature on that Discovery show with the boring announcer...oh what is it called?..."How Do They Make That?" or something. Help me out, Mom.)
Well, enough of my blabbering. Here's a photo: