Childrens Book Wednesday: Review: Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book by Chuck Fischer

This beautiful re-imagining of Charles Dickens’s timeless fable, A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book features artist Chuck Fischer’s richly painted depictions of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, brought to life in intricate pop-up scenes by paper engineer Bruce Foster. The entire text of A Christmas Carol is reproduced in five removable, illustrated, keepsake booklets. An introductory booklet provides a biography of Dickens and an illustrated feature on the enduring appeal of this beloved story. The perfect gift, A Christmas Carol, now in pop-up form, will brighten the holidays for young and old.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book by Chuck Fischer and Bruce Foster is an amazing pop-up book. I’ve never seen a book with so many intricate details. On the front cover it says “Paper Engineering” – that’s a much better description than calling it a mere pop-up book.

The book itself is basically wordless. On each page is a small removable booklet that contains the text of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story.

This would make a great gift book but it’s not a book I would hand to a child to read. They would most likely ruin the beautiful pages if left unsupervised. This is a book to share with a child by sitting them on your lap and allowing them to look at the book with you.

This book will make a fantastic Christmas gift and I know just who I’m going to give it to!

Rating: 5 Stars

Source: From Publisher for Review


Children’s Book Wednesday is a feature started by The Crazy Bookworm. Since I adore children’s picture books I’ll be joining The Crazy Bookworm by sharing at least one picture book each week.