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Robert Sabuda 's Alice's Advetures in Wonderland

One of the finest pop-up books I've ever seen, this Alice has dramatic popups on the main pages, and books within the book with smaller effects. The text is fairly abridged, don't get this and expect all the details of Carroll's story. The illustrations are not the same as Tenniel's, but clearly show his influence. The delicate engineering needed for the elaborate effects leads me to considerate a book for adults, and recommend careful supervision of children who want to look at it.

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J Otto Seibold's Alice in Wonderland

This is not quite as impressive, to me, as Sabuda's Alice, but definately far above the average pop-up fair. Seibold has taken scenes from Carroll's story and illustrated them in his own style rather than the traditional John Tenniel style. But there is nothing sacrosanct with the original pictures and Seibold's distinct style suits Carroll's absurd situations well.

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