Things we love – Books from pop-up artist Robert Sabuda

Things we love – Any book from Robert Sabuda

Robert Sabuda is the master pop-up book artist. His The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Commemorative Pop up Book is nothing short of amazing. We always gasp when the twister bursts forth from the page.You’ll find surprises on every page, including the glimmering Emerald City, shown above.

Sabuda has also unleashed his talents on Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast and quite a few more. Here’s Amazon’s Robert Sabuda page where you can read more about this artist and secure a title or two for your children’s book library. These make really nice, memorable gifts and they are surprisingly affordable, considering the intricacy of the designs on each popping-up page.

Speaking of interactive children’s books, we also like:

Online Storytime at the Barnes and Noble website

Hear celebrities and authors read famous children’s stories. This month, Eric Carle reads his famous The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Three Little Pigs and the Secrets of a Pop Up book (iPad or iPhone app)
Ever wondered how the magic happens on the inside of one of these pop up books? The 3 Little Pigs iPad App allows you see the inner workings. Just click on an icon in the corner of the screen to see an inner view of the page, so you can see just how all those swinging parts come together. Cute, interactive fun.