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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-Up Adaptation

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  24,647 ratings  ·  145 reviews

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is Robert Sabuda's most amazing creation ever, featuring stunning pop-ups illustrated in John Tenniel's classic style. The text is faithful to Lewis Carroll's original story, and special effects like a Victorian peep show, multifaceted foil, and tactile elements make this a pop-up to read and admire again and again.

Novelty Book, 12 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Little Simon (first published 2003)
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May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone that admires true craftmanship
Shelves: art
This was a present from my daughters as it is my birthday today. A masterpiece of engineering and this is not just for children, put this one on your shelves and admire the craftsmanship of MULTIPLE POP-UPS per page at their best.
Joy Hermans
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The book is truly wonderful ! The pop ups are a delight for the eye
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all ho enjoy pop-up books!
Robert Sabuda’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an enchanting pop-up book which, of course, is an adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ work. I have always adored pop-up books, and Mr. Sabuda is an extremely talented ‘paper engineer’. I just wanted to climb right into the book to join Alice in her adventure even with the sour puss Queen of Hearts, and the pop-ups and their artistry enabled me to do just that. Great fun! 5 stars!
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a vivid and mesmerizing work of art, with gigantic colorful pop-ups that put all other pop-ups to shame. As if this isn't enough, it also contains tiny books within books. It's no doubt the best picture-book adaptation of Alice in Wonderland out there. ...more
Adam Chmielowiec
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
I just admire Sabuda's work. His three dimensional pop-ups are simply fantastic. You can look at them from all angles and get amazed over and over again. Moreover, I encourage you to do so, since there are plenty of "easter eggs" hidden among them - one of the leaves in the first pop-up is actually a green Cheshire Cat, and you can see Alice's face if you only look closely through the crack in the house she gets stuck, for instance. These are just some of them. Lewis Carroll's story is one of my ...more
Katherine Livingston
When I was little I had a small collection of Robert's pop up books, and this was one was among them. It was one of my favorites. A great way to engage young children (or even adults) in the story of Alice in Wonderland. ...more
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alice
This is an absolutely delightful pop-up adaptation! Sabuda stays completely true to the whimsical nature of Alice and the pop-up elements are positively stunning.

A definite recommendation for all Alice fans, of all ages!
Dec 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting 7 years to get this book, and my lovely wife finally obliged me with it this Christmas.
Sabuda's pop-up illustrations seem to demand a more descriptive term than 'pop-up,' as their intricacy is utterly mind-boggling. The pages are packed with single oversized standup illustrations, and the (heavily-abridged) text is in smaller sub-books attached to each page, which in turn have smaller pop-ups within them. It's astonishing to look at, and still a pleasure to read: the text appea
Oct 01, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who loves Alice's Adventures in Wonderland should have a copy of this amazing pop-up edition. Robert Sabuda does fantastic things with paper and with everything literally leaping up at you from each page, you get a feeling of surprise and delight much the same as the feeling you probably got when you encountered Wonderland for the first (and second, and third....) time. It's also a good introduction to the full-length novel and lends itself nicely to reading aloud because there is such a ...more
Jenna Parsons
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is perfect for kindergarten through first grade. The interaction in this book with the popups makes your better understand each scene in the book and makes a better visual for the reader. I am a little biased because I love all of the Alice in Wonderland stories and variations.
Bar Reads
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stunning! Best physical book I ever had. I need all my books to be 3d pop ups.
And I have 4 versions of the original already!
Virginia Jacobs
This was a fantastic pop-up book, but a mediocre retelling of Alice.
Shanda Cahill
Beautiful, the pop-ups are absolutely stunning but require careful handling
Melusine Parry
Very impressive paper art
Michelle Ross
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-lit
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Robert Sabuda is a pop-up adaptation of Lewis Carroll's original tale. Alice, the main character, is reading a book with her sister until she falls asleep and begins dreaming. In her dream, Alice sees a white rabbit and follows the rabbit down a hole to an alternative, magic world. There, she drinks a potion, which makes her change in size. Once she is down the rabbit hole, Alice meets characters such as the Cheshire Cat, The Caterpillar, the Mad Hat
Amelia Aretz
Title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Pop-up

Author: Lewis Carroll

Illustrator: Robert Sabuda

Genre: Movable/Toy Book

Theme(s): Pop-up, Magic

Opening line/sentence:
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and having nothing to do.

Brief Book Summary:
The book is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Alice, a young girl, spots a White Rabbit while reading next to her sister. She follows him down the rabbit hole and ends up in a different world. In t
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is such a remarkable pop-up book. I've truly never seen another pop-up book like it. The illustrations are beautiful and so detailed and the pop-ups are spectacular. There are pop-ups within the pop-ups! My big kids (8 and 5) are thrilled by this and we have already had a lot of fun together looking at all of the details. I am sure that F (almost 2) would love this, also, but it's way too fragile for her little grabby hands right now so we only read it when she is in bed. L (5) especially h ...more
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Published 2003
This is a wonderful book with amazing illustrations and pop-up work. After seeing a video of this book, I had to add it to my collection. There is so much detail in this book, every time I read it I discover something new. I absolutely love this book and I think it would be really fun to use in the classroom. This could be used when teaching students about different types of books and book illustrations.
Hinari Ishida
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Barbara Cook
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OH. MY. GOODNESS! I've always loved pop up books, but this one is beyond belief! I bought it for my granddaughter for Christmas, but it SO awakened the wonder of my own inner little girl that I will have to buy another for myself! Thank you Robert Sabuda for bringing us this magic. ...more
Sylvia Grace
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Must have book for all pop-up enthusiasts. It is not a mere book, it is a master-piece of paper engineering. Each page opens up to reveal a scene from the story. There are smaller paper folds that contain more description of the scene and carry the story forward.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: traditional-lit
This book is very nice and colorful. My favorite part about this book is the illustrations and pop-up adaptations. It will catch the interest of students.
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the best pop up book i have ever seen. A must buy for any pop up book collector. Enough said.
This is an amazing feat of craftsmanship! Sabuda has used several different manipulations of paper to tell the story in the most magical way.
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
A story about imagination and crazy things. An engaging way to read a story. A perfect classroom library book.
Copyright: 2003
Vivien Koh
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Illustrations and pop-ups are amazing..
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading this made me feel like a 10 year old kid.
Arianne Padilla
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jenna Mills
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Brilliantly done
Caitlin Holm
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
LOVED. One of the best pop up books I've seen! ...more
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Robert Sabuda is internationally acclaimed for his stunning pop-up books, including America the Beautiful and The 12 Days of Christmas. He is also the illustrator of Chanukah Lights by Michael J. Rosen. Robert Sabuda lives in New York City.

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