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The Movable Mother Goose: Sabuda, Robert The Movable Mother Goose: Sabuda, Robert

The Movable Mother Goose

Sabuda, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0689811926 / ISBN 13: 9780689811920
Published by Little Simon, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Barbara Mader - Children's Books (University Place, WA, U.S.A.)

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This first printing copy is clean and bright; moveables are crisp and fresh. Most would call it Fine but it is in lovely condition, it is not as perfectly fresh overall as a brand-new copy. No jacket issued. Included is back sheet that was enclosed in original shrinkwrap, but this copy no longer in original shrinkwrap. Gift quality. Bookseller Inventory # 92061201

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Title: The Movable Mother Goose

Publisher: Little Simon, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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Robert Sabuda's The Movable Mother Goose puts a new spin on traditional nursery rhymes as they come alive in a glorious explosion of color!
This pop-up extravaganza by award winner Robert Sabuda is destined to become a new classic for all generations.


This elaborate pop-up book adds a spectacular twist to Mother Goose's well-loved rhymes. Paper artist Robert Sabuda, preeminent patriarch of modern pop-up engineering, brings yet another explosion of motion and color to his latest masterpiece. Attributing animal personalities to nursery-rhyme characters, he surprises young readers time and again. In "Jack Be Nimble," for example, the fellow leaping lithely over a candlestick is none other than a grasshopper. And the Man in the Moon is seen from a startling perspective: he has decidedly alien features! Sabuda's quirky take on traditional rhymes, combined with his fantastic folding, moving, spinning paper sculptures, will have pop-up fanciers and Mother Goose devotees clamoring for more. Sturdier than most pop-ups, these three-dimensional constructions are nonetheless vulnerable to tiny grabbing hands. At his best, Sabuda creates breathtaking displays of pop-up craftsmanship, as in the "four and twenty blackbirds" bursting rowdily out of a pie, mirrored sunglasses on every one. At his worst, he creates slightly bewildering beings, such as the star-shaped Jill in "Jack and Jill" tumbling down a mysterious edifice. He may occasionally (and understandably--what a fun job!) get carried away with his engineering feats. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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