Prepare to be amazed. From the lenticular cover that changes with the angle of your hands all the way to the Z, ABC3D is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book. Each of the 26 three-dimensional letters move and change before your eyes. C turns into D with a snap. M stands at attention. X becomes Y with a flick of the wrist. And then there's U...Boldly conceived and brilliantly executed with a striking black, red, and white palette, this is a book that readers and art lovers of all ages will treasure for years to come.
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"One of the most delightful and innovative pop-up books I have ever seen."--Robert Sabuda "Love at first sight. Charming, witty. A winner, WILL be a classic."--Ed Emberley "...does for paper what Claymation did for mud. Itís a three-dimensional, interactive, cinematic treat for the littlest fingers right up to the oldest eyes, easily the most innovative alphabet book of the year, if not the decade. Itís virtually impossible not to find something to manipulate, admire, chuckle over or just plain play with between the holographic covers of this visual feast. ...Beyond clever, itís a whole new way for young learners to see both connections and differences as well as for adults to rediscover the magic that lurks below the everyday."--The Washington Post "From the lenticular cover to the jazzy use of a red, white and black color scheme, this hand-size French alphabet book is as stylish as a pop-up can be. Letters here not only pop up, they move and transform. As the reader turns the page, the curves of the letter B slide out from a column thinly striped in red: they appear as narrowly spaced concentric arcs, creating an almost hypnotic effect. C flips over to become the curve of D; G goes from upright to proneóbut then tricks the eye again; and on and on...A-plus for drama and innovation. All ages." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"...for alphabet-book collectors and paper-engineering enthusiasts, itís an absolute delight."--Kirkus Reviews
ďThe forthcoming ďABC3D,Ē by Marion Bataille, a French book designer, does for paper what Claymation did for mud. Itís a three-dimensional, interactive, cinematic treat for the littlest fingers right on up to the oldest eyes, easily the most innovative alphabet book of the year, if not the decade. Itís virtually impossible not to find something to manipulate, admire, chuckle over or just plain playÖ Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review) with between the holographic covers of this visual feast. Watch O and P transform themselves into Q and R with the flick of a translucent overlay; see C flip over to become D and back again merely by moving the page; marvel as V becomes W through the magic of reflections; smile as the two round centers of S spin like barber poles; play U like a many-stringed instrument and imagine the music. Beyond clever, itís a whole new way for young learners to see both connections and differences as well as for adults to rediscover the magic that lurks below the everyday. A short video of two disembodied hands flipping through the pages has garnered more than half a million views on YouTube. Wonderful fun for one and all.Ē ó Kristi Jemtegaard, Washington Post Book World
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