America the beautiful : a pop-up book

by Sabuda, Robert.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Noncirculating (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections rj E156.S23 2004x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections
Call Number  rj E156.S23 2004x
Master paper engineer Robert Sabuda has interpreted the classic American anthem "America the Beautiful" in dazzling dimension. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to the Statue of Liberty, America has never looked more spectacular. This stunning keepsake masterpiece will be shared and admired by generations to come; indeed it is a national treasure in and of itself.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2-4. Sabuda's pop-up America the Beautiful presents stately paper sculptures of icons of the American landscape, rendered primarily in marmoreal white. The engineering is a bit creakier than it was in his Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2003), and the large, complex constructions--especially Mesa Verde, whose contours may be less familiar than, say, the adjacent pop-up of Mount Rushmore--would have benefited from variations of color and texture. Nonetheless, this will add a welcome flourish to election- and inauguration-themed displays. Metallic embellishments on the cover and throughout will dazzle children, as will finely wrought details such as the tiny Abraham Lincoln statue visible through the columns of the Lincoln Memorial, and an inset minibook containing all verses to the song (and, of course, its own tiny pops). For contrast, pull out Chris Gill's color-drenched America the Beautiful BKL My 1 04 or Barbara Younger's story of the song's origins, Purple Mountain Majesties (1998). Occasional bits of plastic and string make this unsuitable for children under five to use without adult supervision, but children younger than the target audience, as well as grown-ups, will also enjoy browsing. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Starched-white shapes of icons such as the Statue of Liberty and a Mississippi riverboat unfold in this patriotic pop-up. Paper engineer Sabuda (The Christmas Alphabet) goes line-by-line through the first stanza of the celebratory "America the Beautiful," pairing "O beautiful for spacious skies" with a red-on-white Golden Gate Bridge and boats cutting silver-foil ribbons through the water. Line two, "For amber waves of grain," exalts "The Great Plains"; here, a tractor foregrounds symmetrical rows of crops, a rooster crows on a barn roof and a string mechanism allows readers to turn a windmill's blades. Inside the closing spread ("From sea to shining sea!"), which pictures a minimalist Manhattan with foil-windowed skyscrapers, a small book-within-a-book provides mini-pop-ups (the Twin Towers, Liberty Bell and an American eagle) and lyrics to the lesser-known verses by "Katharine Lee Bates July 4, 1895." Skeptics may be taken aback that the "amber" grain and "purple mountain majesties" of Mount Rushmore spring up icy white. The author also takes liberties with mapping, for instance placing the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument perpendicular to the U.S. Capitol on the National Mall. The dove-white imagery, pure as snow, which worked so effectively in Sabuda's Christmas books, here suggests the rich connotations of the simple verses, but also sanitizes the complex topics. Sabuda's paper engineering impresses as usual, but the presentation seems more decorative than awe-inspiring. All ages. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Classic collectible pop-up.
Subjects Patriotic music -- United States -- Texts.
Pop-up books -- Specimens.
United States.
Patriotic music -- United States.
Pop-up books.
Toy and movable books.
United States -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Little Simon,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929.
Audience Not suitable for children under 5 years.
Language English
Notes Cover title.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
ISBN 9780689847448
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