Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide Day 13: A Christmas Carol Pop Up Book - Review

About The Book:

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 Authors:

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.

My Review:

One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is to read the classic Charles Dicken's book, The Christmas Carol. Every year, without fail, I will do so. I also enjoy the movies that have been made as as result of the book, but nothing beats curling up on the couch with the book and a hot cup of tea. Needless to say, I was very excited to review the pop up version of A Christmas Carol, by Chuck Fischer. 

The version of the Dicken's classic is absolutely stunning. I don't know how else to describe it. With details through out, the pop up style brings this classic Christmas tale to life. I love that there are also five little booklets that help to tell the story. I know we will be using this version of The Christmas Carol for many years to come in my home.

The Christmas Carol Pop Up Book is unlike any other version I have ever seen and it would be a fantastic gift for the book lover in your life this Christmas.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase The Christmas Carol Pop Up Book through your local bookseller. It is also available at these locations.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Hachette Book Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. Love Christmas Carol! It's in my list of movies every year to watch. I usually end up watching many different versions of it. The Muppets one is always in that list... lol. The life of a mum!