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Beauty & the Beast: A Pop-up Book of the Classic Fairy Tale

4.62 of 5 stars 4.62  ·  rating details  ·  158 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Even more innovative than his last, Robert Sabuda will captivate all with his latest pop-up masterpiece, Beauty & the Beast!

True love blooms in this three-dimensional adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Amazing paper structures and classically styled artwork lead readers through a magical tale. Magnificent pop-ups of a life-like Beast, a mysterious castle and a specta
Hardcover, 12 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Simon & Schuster Children's
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This is an absolutely beautiful book. There are only a few pages but the pages are not only packed full of the story but the pictures as well. It is a wonderfully illustrated pop-up book, one of the most amazing that I've ever seen. There is the main image that pops out on each page but in addition to that, there are other flaps that you open and find even more amazing images. One of my favorite parts about the book is that there are images that you pull toward you from the book and they create ...more
This book was rather amazing and I was very impressed with the artwork and skill shown in the pop-ups. Not only the artwork but the retelling was also a wonderful retelling. Because my older sister's favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast I have heard many retellings and this by far was one of the best, mainly because of how nicely Sabuda flows his words together and connects them to the pop-ups. This is definitely a good book to use when trying to get a visual child to connect with a book, ...more
Sabuda has outdone himself with this pop-up rendition of the classic Beauty and the Beast story. Each double-page spread opens with a large pop-up that is amazing in its complexity. Also on each page behind smaller pages, the story is told through text and smaller pop-ups that may be more diminutive but are just as lovely as the larger ones. Sabuda’s retelling of the tale reads aloud well, offering a sturdy structure to build from. While it may not be particularly poetic in tone, the text will c ...more
I just love popup books! The story really just seems to come to life through the different openings and 3-D pictures there are. I really enjoyed this particular one because it contained so much of the original story of the Beauty and the Beast. It's nice to have such a big back story or the family's decline from wealth to poverty. I was a little sad at how bratty her sisters were to her. Sometimes it makes me feel sad at how mean authors make women seem.
I have never read a pop-up book that compares to the gorgeous work in Sabuda’s Beauty & the Beast. I was fascinated by the colors, and the beautiful pop-ups themselves. My favorite part was the long hallways in the first few pages. I was not expecting anything so detailed, and I was happily surprised! The story followed the classical version of Beauty and the Beast with the addition of fabulous artwork. I cannot say enough how much I love the pop-ups in this book! The only warning I would gi ...more

Can I give more than 5 stars please? Like, maybe, 50?

It is a wonderful retelling of the Beauty and the Beast tale portrayed with a wonderfully creative and amazing technical skill of pop us throughout.

You can spend ages playing with all the features, looking into the rooms of the castle,making people move, and admiring the level of detail Sabuda put in.
The pop ups in this book were amazing and kept my attention for a long time. There was just so much to look and and explore on top of reading the story that I could sit down with this book for a long time and not get bored. You would have to be careful having this book in a classroom though because it can be ruined easily.
Tatelyn Graves
This book was amazing! I have read pop up books before..... but this book by far blew my mind! It was so intricate and detailed for a children pop up book and even for it being a children's book it was so entertaining and kept me looking at it for a good 30 minutes! I really enjoyed it.
Liz Carrillo
this book version of the fairy tale was really good. i absolutely loved it. they just add more of how the princess is, and the author makes her seem so happy to be there. I also liked how the author adds the brothers and the author illustrates them as protective.
Kenia Lopez
Genius art work! A true love story on a three-dimensional adaptation that can amaze not only kids but every reader of any age. Magnificent pop-ups of a life-like Beast, that really brings to life the classical fairy tale. I think this book is a masterpiece, a must have for kids.
Nicole Packer
This book is truly incredible. When I opened the first page and saw the amazing pictures, I was in immediate awe. The illustrations in the book are just amazing! This book is definitely a book I would want in my classroom when I become a teacher. So incredible!!
Kiera Marsh
This book was a very fun and unique telling of the beauty and the beast fairytale. The pop ups and pictures lend a fun and wild side to the story. The combination of these plus the storylines make this retelling of the story a wild but fun ride from beginning to end.
The illustrations in this book were amazing and very unique! This is the best pop up book I've ever read and presented the story in such a beautiful way. If the story itself doesn't grab your attention right away, the interactive pages will!
Loved this book, there was a lot going on as far was the book but the art and intricacy of the pop up was spectacular. The story really jumped out at you with dark colors to tell the story of beauty.
I have a few pop-ups in my B&B collection but this is by far the most elaborate. A few of the effects in my copy did not work perfectly (ex the table scene never unfolds fully without help). Beast is more or less a blue dragon-like creature with a long scaly tail and horns. The story is told in fold-out side panels that themselves include smaller pop-up elements. I particularly like the way you can make Beast transform into the prince. While I didn't swoon over the almost cartoonish style o ...more
Meagan Pack
So cool!!! Very entertaining! strongly recommend.
I bought this book after being amazed by the pop up images and standing in awe in the bookshop! My mentor wanted me to use this story to look at characters in a fairy tale. This traditional story comes to life with amazing pop ups and images. The children in my class absolutely loved seeing these images and it was a great way of discussing the characters appearance and the setting. I would recommend this if you are looking at fairy tales, the images really help to make the story life like and ai ...more
I bought this book for my best friend for her birthday and the best part was that I got to read it before she gets it. This book is gorgeous and a fantastic retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales. Every page literally had me "ohhh"-ing and "ahhh"-ing.
Beautiful. Some creative things that are new to this book (love the hallways!) The first fairy tale one I've gotten and that's a really good fit, since he can tell the whole story rather than just show highlights (like when it's an adapted book).
There are very few pop-up books that I come across and do not like. If I don't like them, I don't buy them but this one is a beautiful adaptation of a classic fairy tale.
Missie Kay The Book Fix
Sabuda never disappoints, and the stained-glass look of the art makes this even more beautiful than his average (if that's possible).
Sabuda and Beauty and the Beast.

This is at the top of my Christmas list (along with Juliet Marillier's new Sevenwaters book).
Heather Klippert
The most beautiful pop-up book I have ever seen. Follows the old original tale more closely than most I've seen.
GORGEOUS, fairly elaborate pop-up book bound to satisfy children -- *and* grown-ups.
Susan Erhardt
A beautiful, intricate pop-up book.
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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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