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The Movable Mother Goose

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  107 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Robert Sabuda's The Movable Mother Goose puts a new spin on traditional nursery rhymes as they come alive in a glorious explosion of color!
This pop-up extravaganza by award winner Robert Sabuda is destined to become a new classic for all generations.
Novelty Book, 12 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Little Simon
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Title: The Movable Mother Goose
Author: Robert James Sabuda
Illustrator: Matthew Reinhart
Genre: Nursery Rhymes
Theme(s): Creativity, imagination
Opening line/sentence: Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep and can't tell where to find them
Brief Book Summary: The book features many different nursery rhymes that the author cleverly ties in with pop ups in the book. Each pop up has smaller flaps within for the reader to discover. Sabuda incorporates a pop up to match each of the rhymes.
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Sabuda, Robert, and Matthew Reinhart. The Movable Mother Goose. New York: Little Simon, 1999. Print. 12 p.

Sabuda uses animals to illustrate traditional nursery rhymes. Well known rhymes, such as “Hickory Dickory Dock” and “Jack and Jill” are explored in new ways with pop-ups, movable features, and bright colors. Less familiar rhymes are also featured, such as “Molly, my Sister”. Children will enjoy original paper designs with some occasional metallic embellishments. Very young children may too i
Beautiful, colorful pop=ups. Many well-known rhymes and some new ones too. Overall a delightful book.
Steph Fisher
May 29, 2007 Steph Fisher rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: paper artists, parents
Robert Sabuda is an outstanding artist/paper engineer. He goes way beyond your normal pop-up book in detail and beauty. I've skimmed through some of his other books, but The Movable Mother Goose has to be my favorite (and my daughter's).
Fun reading it to Micah and having him recite most of the poems!
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With the ability to hold a crayon came the discovery that I was an artist," says pop-up book master Robert Sabuda. "I spent hours, days and weeks drawing, painting, cutting and gluing. My bedroom was a constant whirlwind of pencil shavings, drippy paint brushes and mounds of paper scraps. My mother's pleas of 'When are you going to CLEAN UP this mess?!' went unanswered." Robert Sabuda says that re ...more
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