Fischer has painted the scenes of the classic Dickens tale A Christmas Carol and Foster has made the story literally jump off the page!
The entire text of the story and one about Dickens are reproduced in 5 little booklets that accompany each of the scenes. The town and street is the first setting, but the next three were the ones that I loved. Each of the ghosts has their own page. Christmas present has a fold out that pops as well!
I literally opened and closed each page dozens of times, sometimes fast, sometimes slow just observing the magic of all the pieces fitting and folding together and 'peering behind the scenes.' The illustrations are beautiful and full colour - also on the back side. Lots and lots of attention to detail here.
I can see this becoming a Christmas tradition for families - reading the text while the book stands with the pop up scenes as illustration.
This one's destined for the 'special shelf' in my library. And if you'd like to have it on your shelf as well, I have one copy to giveaway, thanks to the generosity of The Hachette Book Group. Open to US and Canada, no po boxes please, one winner per mailing address. To be entered - leave the name of a Dickens tale or one of your family traditions. Ends Sunday, Dec 5 at 6 pm EST.
Peek inside yourself!