Friday, November 5, 2010

Charles Dickens- A Christmas Carol- Pop up Book {Review}

9780316039734_388X586 I’ve always loved the story Charles Dickens- A Christmas Carol and always end up watching at least one version of the movie during the holiday season. My favorites are the Muppet version, Disney version and of course Scrooged staring Bill Murray. So I was excited when I saw this pop up book of the classic story.

The art is beautifully done but the book is definitely a little too advanced for the age of my children. It might be a good book to read on Christmas Eve to the kids surrounding the fire but honestly I don’t know how long they’d last because it’s just a little too lengthy for them (my kids are 6, 5 and 2). I also thought that while the pop up art was beautifully done that it was a bit flimsy. I felt like when I opened it up that pieces got stuck and that when I turned the page things were getting squished (which is normally for a pop up book) but not in a good way. It didn’t seem like a sturdy enough book to even let young children touch. I think it would be a great holiday gift for a family with older children.


About the Book (from Hachette Book Group)

This beautiful re-imagining of Charles Dickens's timeless fable, A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book features artist Chuck Fischer's richly painted depictions of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, brought to life in intricate pop-up scenes by paper engineer Bruce Foster. The entire text of A Christmas Carol is reproduced in five removable, illustrated, keepsake booklets. An introductory booklet provides a biography of Dickens and an illustrated feature on the enduring appeal of this beloved story.

About the Author (from Hachette Book Group)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the most prolific authors of the nineteenth century. In his many short stories, plays, novellas, and novels, he created some of literature's most memorable characters.

Chuck Fischer's paintings hang in some of the finest residences in the world. His designs have been reproduced on holiday ornaments and home furnishings, including wallpaper and fabrics in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He is the author of six previous pop-up books: The White House, Great American Houses and Gardens, Christmas in New York, Christmas Around the World, In the Beginning, and Angels: A Pop-Up Book. He lives in New York and Florida.

Buy It: You can purchase this book at for $19.80 and many other retail book stores.


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