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Robert Sabuda Pop Up Books Inspired Christmas Gift Ideas

Updated on July 12, 2011

The absolute master of pop up books is Robert Sabuda and his beautiful books make wonderful gift ideas, as birthday and Christmas gifts for the Christmas season.

I purchased a Robert Sabuda dinosaur pop up book as a gift for an adult and the recipient was absolutely thrilled with his present as he turned page after page showing these fantastical pop ups! I don't find it easy to buy gifts for men but as I watched the recipient get so much pleasure from this book, I quietly congratulated myself for buying it.

Review after review on Amazon rave about Robert Sabuda, his artistry and creativity in the production of these wonderful pop up books which you will, if you aren't already famililar with his work, also fall in love with. Many people collect them too.

If you are buying a Christmas gift for any book lover then you are onto a winner by choosing a pop up book by Robert Sabuda.

A classically trained artist Sabuda has dedicated himself, along with Mathew Reinhardt to creating these masterpieces. He produces some old classics like Alice in Wonderland and The Night Before Christmas along with some new titles like America the Beautiful.

They please "children" of all ages.

Robert Sabuda Christmas Tree

Christmas Season Books

Winter's Tale
Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale has incredible snowscapes. It will delight.


For the Person with Everything?

For Encore Performances!

Pop up books were always a firm favorite in my household when my children were young and even now I see the delight in the faces of youngsters when the tag is pulled.

The "slow reveal" is a technique I use as a teacher in the classroom today and children (up to the age of 9 or 10) love it. Robert Sabuda pop up books give you, the reader such an easy tool to do this and your children and grandchildren will love you even more.

Using pop up books its so easy to create some magic using this approach and I marvel at how such a simple thing will light up the faces of children. They just don't get bored with it because the three D effect of the pop up changes in different lights.

Of course some pop up books are better than others and that's one of the reasons that the Robert Sabuda Mathew Reinhardt books have featured on the New York Times best selling list of books. They are works of art and they aren't just for kids as they also make a great gift idea for discerning adults.

Who Is Robert Sabuda?

Robert Sabuda first noticed pop up books when he visited the dentist. He then experimented with old manila folders his mother bought home.

But his experimentation didn't stop there as he attended New York's Pratt Institute where he formally studied art.

His success is now legendary. He develops books sure to delight children and please adults with titles such as Prehistorica Dinosaurs, and the divine book America the Beautiful.

Robert Sabuda Limited Edition Pop Up Book - Just 250 will be created

You'll want to buy these Robert Sabuda pop up books early to be sure that your selection is available for a Christmas gift. In fact, you may want to order more than one to see the delight on young and old as they unwrap your inspired gift choice. Some more Christmas pop up books you might like.

If you want something very special, consider this limited edition Robert Sabuda pop up book - Beauty and the Beast. You will need to register with Amazon for this one to be released but if you are one of the lucky 250 it will be signed by the master himself!

If you'd like to read more about Robert Sabuda, check out his website.

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      travelespresso 7 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

      Thanks so much Leop. It seems ages since we connected but what better way than over these divine Robert Sabuda pop up books. Enjoy!

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      Leop 7 years ago

      Hello travelespresso nice to see you back. Thanks for excellent work on R Sabuda. I have seen his books but never bought one. I love pop up books so this will be to me mini collection. Thanks for good work.

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      travelespresso 7 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

      What a lovely comment WT. I'm glad my hub bought back lovely memories for you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      World-Traveler 7 years ago from USA

      I must have been in the third grade when my teacher introduced pop up books to us. I still remember the rabbit popping up out of the house. I forgot the name of the story though. That was well over, it feels, like a hundred years ago. But, I still remember the pop up book! I haven't thought about my childhood for many years. Thanks for the memories! :-)

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      travelespresso 7 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

      You are very quick off the mark CMH. Do check out these Robert Sabuda pop up books - they are superb! Thanks for your comment.

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      CMHypno 7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      I had not heard of Robert Sabuda pop-up books before travelespresso, but they look amazing so I will check them out