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Cinderella by Jane Ray
Genre: Children’s Pop-Up Book – Fairy Tales
Pages: 12 Theater Pop-Up Hardcover 10 5/8″ x 8 7/16″
Date Published: September 2012
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Charming three-dimensional scenes transform the story of Cinderella into a fairy-tale gift to treasure.
Jane Ray’s layered cut-paper artwork elegantly retells the time-honored tale of a scullery maid turned royalty. Six meticulously detailed tableaux include a shabby kitchen, a gorgeous nightscape in a magical garden, and a sparkling ballroom filled with nobles, as well as Cinderella’s iconic gilded pumpkin coach. Side panels unfold to reveal the story’s text and evoke an evening at the theater. Little girls who dream of fairy godmothers will adore this unique portrayal of the world’s most famous princess — no glass slippers required.
Read on December 12, 2012 – I own a copy.
Pop up books always provide plenty to look at and seemingly something new each time. However I’m always hesitant to get one because those with pull, push, and turn levers always tear and do not last. This is a hearty book with double thick flaps on each side of the dual pages that open like curtains on the stage. Simple flaps that will last and not tear easily if handled appropriately.
I love this book and I’m completely enchanted. I definitely wouldn’t mind adding others of Jane Rey’s creatively shaped books to my shelf. My three year old is getting to be familiar with various fairy tales and Cinderella is one of them and thus this book had her open mouthed and silently just watching. She was watching and examining each page looking to see what was going on and coming next. It’s an experience and a memory not soon to be forgotten.
The book is suggested for ages five and up and while I’ll let my preschooler look at it with me I would not leave it out unsupervised less she get to curious and think something “should move”. This book would make a great addition to anyone’s shelf and an excellent gift.
Jane Ray is the author-illustrator of SNOW WHITE, THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, THE DOLLHOUSE FAIRY, and THE APPLE-PIP PRINCESS and the illustrator of CLASSIC FAIRY TALES by Berlie Doherty. Jane Ray lives in London.
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