October 25, 2010

A Christmas Carol A Pop-Up Book by Charles Dickens, Chuck Fischer

I haven't written a book review in a while, but this book was so amazing I couldn't resist.

Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" has held a special place in my heart since I was young. I've always loved the classic story and the magic of the tale. I thought Ebeneezer Scrooge was a big meanie, and I loved him for it. Then on our first date, my husband and I watched the Muppet version together and my love of the story was cemented.

I really wanted to share that love with my little girls, and was extremely excited when I found out that there was a new pop-up version of the story - A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book (Pop Up Book) by Charles Dickens, Chuck Fischer.

As soon as I got the book, I had my girls come sit by me so I could read it to them.  I expected it to be a simplified version with cartoonish graphics.  But when I opened the first page I was blown away.

The art work and pop up detail was some of the most intricate I had ever seen.  It was truly amazing.

And it didn't stop!  There was page after page of detail, each illustrated just as beautifully.

I was so enthralled by the pictures that at first I didn't notice that there weren't any words on the pages.  It took a minute to realize that each page had a small booklet that contained part of the story.  I love this idea.  The graphics didn't have to be minimized in any way to make room for the story, and the story could be read while my girls were looking at the pages.  It's truly magical.

And don't let the words pop up book fool you - this book is definitely not just for kids.  It would be a great addition to any library.

I received this book for review purposes from the Hachette Group.


  1. Thanks for reviewing my new pop-up book, A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
    I'm thrilled you like it! Check out my other holiday pop-up books
    at my website www.chuckfischer.com Merry Christmas! Chuck Fischer

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