The Dragon & the Knight: A Pop-up Misadventure
Simon & Schuster, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
his wonderful novelty book highlights Robert Sabuda's paper engineering and in this humorous romp through fairy tale land Sabuda shows why he is considered one of the best today when it comes to pop-up books.
ou'll follow a frisky dragon and young knight as they engage in hot pursuit through a series of children's classics. Each story literally pops off the page as the knight chases the dragon. Don't try to read the snippets of each featured story because this book is all about the pop-ups that are some of the best I have ever seen in a book of this nature.
he pop-ups here are so intricate and impressive that one has to wonder how Sabuda even came up with the designs that enable the pages to effortlessly open and close without any hitches. Of course, that's why he is one of the masters of this genre!
hildren and collectors love picture books like this but, in this case, it is the adult collector who may make this volume hard to find. I would guess that it may already be available in only limited quantities. If I collected these books (and I do!) this is one I'd purchase multiple copies of NOW because it will only go up in value. Once it is out of print, you'll be out of luck ...
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