Thursday, October 15, 2009

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-Up Adaptation

Sabuda's interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland literally brings the story to life in ways no other illustrated interpretation can. At the end of the book, for example, Alice's skirmish with the Queen of Hearts and her army of playing cards, is depicted in an unusual style as hundreds of individual cards fly above Alice's head in a chaotic arc. The pop-up is fascinating in and of itself, but the interpretation also reinforces the novel's underlying themes of chaos and madness. In addition, the eye-popping artwork reinforces the feeling of excitement the reader feels when reading the text by adding an additional element of surprise and wonder to the experience.


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  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Booklist Editor's Choice
  • Kirkus Editor's Choice
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books
  • New York Times Book Review Notable Books
  • Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
  • Publisher's Weekly Best Books