I always loved pop up books when I was younger. They were 'special' books, kept on a separate shelf. I still love them today and Angels by Chuck Fischer is destined for a separate shelf as well. An adult shelf though, this one's not for kids to play with!
Angels or celestial spirits appear in many languages and traditional religions including Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Angels covers the history and origins of angels including biblical, secular, arts and music, the zodiac and much more.
Fischer has created absolutely gorgeous artwork and paper engineer Bruce Foster has taken that art and produced some of the most intricate pop ups I've ever seen. The colours are rich as is the detail. But it's not just pop ups, it's pull outs and fold outs too, little booklets within the book. I tried to take a picture to show you one of the pop ups, but it just didn't do it justice. My favourite was of the archangel Gabriel. The text is a fascinating collection of historical fact and lore relating to angels.
Turning each page is like unwrapping a present. You really have to stop and savour each page and look at all the detail. Although I must admit, the first thing I did was open every pop up and then I went back to read each page! This would make a phenomenal Christmas gift that could be enjoyed over and over again throughout the year.
Fischer has produced previous pop up books, including Christmas in New York, Christmas Around the World and In the Beginning. All are equally as stunning. Become a fan of Fischer on Facebook.
Thanks to Anna and the generous folks at the Hachette Book Group, I have one beautiful copy of this book to giveaway. To be entered, simply leave a comment. Open to both Canada and the US, no PO boxes please. Ends Saturday November 14th at 6 pm. EST. Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways