Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Chronicles of Narnia by Robert Sabuda

I have to confess that I'm not a huge fan of the Chronicles of Narnia. I'm sure I read them as a child but it didn't register with me as much as other books I'd read. I tried them again as an adult and skimmed through The Magician's Nephew and read most of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. The rest I've left unfinished. Maybe when my boys are older, we'll read them together and I'll discover some of its magic whilst looking at the books through their eyes. We'll see.

For now, I'm going to stick with this absolutely beautiful book of pop-ups by my favourite 'paper engineer' Robert Sabuda. In this book, each of the books in the series has it's own pop-up including a summary of the book and each page has some incredibly interesting special effects, including many moving pop-ups.

Even though the summaries of each book is quite small, the detail of the pop-ups make me feel like I should really read the books, that in some way I'm missing out. I'm intrigued to know more about the mouse Reepicheep.

What struck me the most about this book aside from the amazing pop-ups is the colour that is used. Such brilliant blues and greens, it's very inviting. Just the cover itself shouts out to me 'open me' and makes me want to stroke the book. I don't often find myself being so attracted to a book, especially a book which is about a series of books that I don't love, but this book is just so pretty.

Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more Robert Sabuda books on Saturdays...

Other books include The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


  1. I love the Chronicles of Narnia!They were some of my favorite books growing up. Reepicheep was my favorite character out of the whole seires. My favorite book from the seires is Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

  2. I think I may have to give the whole series another try!


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