Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Pop-up books at BEA

Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart have been busy! Several new books by these pop-up artists extraordinaire were featured at BEA.

  • In time for the Christmas shopping season, Simon & Schuster will be releasing a new anniversary edition of Robert Sabuda's The 12 Days of Christmas. This anniversary edition features a new pop-up spread of a Christmas tree complete with working lights! They gave out a blad of this spread at BEA, and it's truly amazing! I keep opening it because I love to look at it. The anniversary edition will also contain a pull-out pop-up Christmas tree ornament.

  • Matthew Reinhart has created a wonderful pop-up version of The Jungle Book. Shere Khan the tiger almost leaps off the page when you open the blad that Simon & Schuster gave out at BEA.

  • Sabuda and Reinhart together have created a sequel to last year's Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs from Candlewick Press. The new book, Encyclopedia Prehistorica Sharks and Other Sea Monsters, was released last month and features prehistoric sea creatures.

  • Sabuda and Reinhart now have their own imprint at Scholastic. Their first offering is a pop-up look at medieval castles and knights, written by Kyle Olmon and illustrated by Tracy Sabin. Kyle Olmon also made the pop-ups. Castle will be published in August. You can see a preview of it on the Robert Sabuda web site

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