This listing is for a. YOUNG NATURALIST POP-UP HANDBOOK: BEETLES, Vol. This has been hand signed by Robert Sabuda on the opening popup spread in black archival fine point pen. Along with his signature, Sabuda has written Beware the Beetles! It is simply flat signed without any inscription, personalization or inscription (see pictures above)..

Condition is as follows: NEAR FINE... This is in it's original plastic clamshell protector and is complete with the book and framed paper Australian Stag Beetle. The book has only a tiny bit of shelf wear and the popups all work with no flaws. There is some shelf wear to the original packaging plastic clamshell with age; the book has only the tiniest of wear on the cover, and the framed paper Australian Stag Beetle is complete and in beautiful shape. The wrinkle you see at the bottom of the spine on the front is not a flaw or a bump - these are all assembled by hand and the paper covers are all folded down around to fit.

What looks like a bump on the tail of the spine is actually just where they folded the paper over the bottom when it was manufactured - all of these hand assembled pop-ups have this feature. The corners are sharp, the pop-ups work perfectly - this is a BEAUTY! This is a 2001 Hyperion FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING - it has a complete number string of 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 on the back cover along with the words FIRST EDITION which is the correct indicator for a first printing for this title. With each of double-paged spreads featuring one large pop-up and other smaller popups as well, this book has beautiful colors and the pop-up engineering you expect from the genius of the Robert Sabuda studio.

If you are a children's book collector, or just love Sabuda's genius and his Pop-up Books, then this is a MUST HAVE! Please check out the other items. YOUNG NATURALIST POP-UP HANDBOOK: BEETLES.

The wonder of three-dimensional pop-ups with moveable parts adds excitement along with information to six double pages that are also packed with breezily presented facts. Anatomy, Life Cycle, Locomotion, Defense, Diversity, and the relationship between beetles and humans are the topics covered. No Table of Contents or Index may make this a bit less useful for reports, but it still rates very high for sustaining interest in the information provided. The beetles use most of the space in this small size volume, but clever page design integrates the text and other smaller members of the beetle family. Each page-spread has something new to manipulate.

The creatures are essentially true-to-life, within the constraints of the best paper engineering. The book comes boxed with a stunning accompanying large paper sculpture of a beetle within a 5" x 7" mock-wooden frame complete with specimen label for the Australian Stag beetle Phalacrognathus muelleri. This is a companion set to the authors' Butterflies. 2001, Hyperion Books for Children, Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert James Sabuda (born 8 March 1965) is a leading children's pop-up book artist and paper engineer.

His recent books, such as those depicting the stories of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, have received wide popular and critical acclaim. Sabuda was born in Pinckney, Michigan, United States, North America. Sabuda was skilled as an artist from a very young age, and he attended the Pratt Institute in New York City. His specific interest in 3-D paper engineering i. Pop-up books was sparked by a book he received that was illustrated by Vojtech Kubasta.

Sabuda's interest in children's book illustration began with an internship at Dial Books for Young Readers while attending the Pratt Institute. Initially working as a package designer, Sabuda illustrated his first children's book series, of "Bulky Board Books", in 1987. Wide recognition only came his way after he started designing pop-up books for children in 1994. Sabuda has experimented with modes of illustration in a conventionally conservative genre, using techniques including. Faux stained glass (Arthur and the Sword).

Papyrus-textured illustrations (Tutankhamen's Gift). Sabuda presently works from his studio in New York City with his partner Matthew Reinhart , and he is involved in a wide variety of projects that involve movable paper.

He has also released a video of his working style. Sabuda has been awarded the Meggendorfer Prize three times. This prize was instituted by the Movable Book Society of America in honor of Lothar Meggendorfer.

Sabuda, Robert (1987), Fire Engine (A Bulky Board Book) , Modern Publishing, ISBN 0-87449-233-5. Sabuda, Robert (1987), Helicopter (A Bulky Board Book) , Modern Publishing, ISBN 0-87449-234-3.

Sabuda, Robert (1987), Magic Carpet (A Bulky Board Book) , Modern Publishing, ISBN 0-87449-235-1. Sabuda, Robert (1987), Tugboat (A Bulky Board Book) , Modern Publishing, ISBN 0-87449-236-X. Coco, Eugene Bradley & Robert Sabuda (1988), The Wishing Well , Green Tiger Press, ISBN 0-88138-112-8. Sabuda, Robert (2003), Uh-oh, Leonardo!

Sabuda, Robert (1995), Help the Animals of South America (A Pop-Up Book) , Readers Digest, ISBN 0-89577-666-9. Sabuda, Robert (1995), Help the Animals of North America (A Pop-Up Book) , Readers Digest, ISBN 0-89577-665-0. Sabuda, Robert (1995), Help the Animals of Asia (A Pop-Up Book) , Readers Digest, ISBN 0-89577-667-7. Sabuda, Robert (1995), Help the Animals of Africa (A Pop-Up Book) , Readers Digest, ISBN 0-89577-668-5. Is a leading children's pop-up book artist/author.

His most recent books, including Star Wars: The Pop-up Guide to the Galaxy , Enyclopedia Mythologica: Fairies and Other Magical Creatures (with Robert Sabuda), and Brava, Strega Nona! (with Tomie DePaola and Robert Sabuda) have received much popular and critical acclaim. Matthew Reinhart, who studied at Pratt Institute, has created many award-winning pop-up books, including Cinderella , Star Wars: The Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy and Mommy? (by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks). The teams latest pop-up series is Encyclopedia Mythologica which leads off with Fairies and Magical Creatures (Candlewick, 2008). He lives in New York City. Greenberg, Gary; Balvis Rubess & Matthew Reinhart (1999), The Pop-up Book of Phobias , HarperEntertainment, ISBN 0688171958. Greenberg, Gary; Balvis Rubess & Matthew Reinhart (2001), The Pop-up Book of Nightmares , St. Martin's Press, ISBN 031228263X. Reinhart, Matthew & Robert Sabuda (2001), Young Naturalist's Pop-Up Handbook: Butterflies , Hyperion, ISBN 0786805587. Reinhart, Matthew & Robert Sabuda (2001), Young Naturalist's Pop-Up Handbook: Beetles , Hyperion, ISBN 0786805579. Reinhart, Matthew (2002), Animal Popposites: A Pop-Up Book of Opposites , Little Simon, ISBN 0689844239. Reinhart, Matthew (2005), The Ark: A Pop-up , Little Simon, ISBN 0689859090.

Sabuda, Robert & Matthew Reinhart (2005), Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs , Candlewick, ISBN 0763622281. Reinhart, Matthew (2005), Cinderella: A Pop-up Fairy Tale , Little Simon, ISBN 1416905014. Sabuda, Robert & Matthew Reinhart (2006), Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other Sea Monsters , Candlewick, ISBN 076362229X. Sendak, Maurice; Arthur Yorinks & Matthew Reinhart (2006), Mommy? Michael di Capua Books / Scholastic, ISBN 0439880505.

Reinhart, Matthew (2006), The Jungle Book: A Pop-Up Adventure , Little Simon, ISBN 1416918248. Sabuda, Robert & Matthew Reinhart (2007), Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Mega-Beasts , Candlewick, ISBN 0763622303.

Reinhart, Matthew (2007), Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy , Orchard Books, ISBN 0439882826. Reinhart, Matthew & Robert Sabuda (2008), Encyclopedia Mythologica: Fairies and Magical Creatures , Walker Books Ltd. Sabuda, Robert & Matthew Reinhart (2008), Brava, Strega Nona! Reinhart, Matthew (2003), Young Naturalist's Handbook: Insect-lo-pedia , Hyperion, ISBN 0786805595. Palatini, Margie & Matthew Reinhart (2007), No Biting, Louise , Katherine Tegen Books, ISBN 0060526270.

Meet the Artist - Robert Sabuda. Dorothy knew she wasn't in Kansas anymore when she and her little dog Toto arrived in Oz.

Similarly, artist and pop-up book creator Robert Sabuda is no longer in rural Pinckney, Michigan; his hometown. Sabuda has traded the dusty Michigan road for his chosen path to the upper west side of Manhattan. Parallels exist between Sabuda's life and that of Dorothy, the main character of L.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Even beyond the experience of childhoods spent in rural middle America. Most importantly, both Sabuda and Dorothy had fantastic dreams that came true. Although his family lacked monetary resources, Sabuda (born 1965) never lacked inspiration.

His life in tiny Pinckney, Michigan provided a sound, if unlikely, foundation for his future vocation. The artist's father was a mason and a carpenter who demonstrated the art of constructing a three-dimensional structure with meticulous precision, never realizing how his son would benefit. Sabuda's mother gave her son discarded manila file folders from Ford Motor Company, where she worked as a secretary.

The old file folders were perfect for use in art projects such as pop-up cards and books. His mother also ran a dance studio, teaching her offspring the proper movement, rhythm, and sequencing of a dance routine, as well as the value of drama and balance. From these experiences and more, Sabuda's books trace their beginnings.

One particularly life-changing event in Sabuda's childhood occurred at the dentist's office. His mother suggested that they read a book in order to allay his fears of the dreaded dental drill. The books in the waiting room turned out to be pop-up books, and that discovery marked the birth of Sabuda's passion for movable books. From that time on, friends and family gave the boy pop-up books for every occasion.

He began a quest to design his own movable books; his parents owned the first original Robert Sabuda pop-up book, created when he was eight years old. Soon he made pop-up cards for his sister, brother, friends, and teachers. Sabuda fondly remembers some of his favorite books as a youth. Written by Jeff Brown and illustrated by Tomi Ungerer, and.

Clifford: The Big Red Dog. The young artist developed an interest in history and particularly enjoyed Jean Fritz's books for young people. Pinckney did not have a bookstore, but Sabuda delighted in ordering books offered by The Weekly Reader.

At the public library, the boy discovered a how-to book on making marionettes, a helpful prelude to pop-up book making. Art and books filled his life. Drama was also important to the budding artist. Frank Baum, and its movie version.

When he was in the fourth grade, Sabuda wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his own production of. The boy portrayed his favorite character, the Scarecrow, whose role was immensely magnified by the play's youthful adaptor! Perhaps it was about that time that the future artist first attempted a movable book version of Oz.

Sabuda was encouraged to draw and create by his teachers and his family. The boy pleased his teachers through his creation of imaginative bulletin boards. High school offered still more opportunities, when his art teacher, who was also his mentor, emphatically stated that Sabuda would go to Pratt in Brooklyn, New York. His teacher's encouragement, his abundant talent, and his relentless drive to create, led Sabuda to pursue and earn, as a scholarship student, a B.

In communications design from Pratt Institute in 1987. The artist began his career in picture book art primarily as a linoleum block printmaker. Since the early books, however, he has varied his style and employed innovative media. Books that showcase Sabuda's versatility and give his so-called flat art books surprise elements include.

(1994), cut-paper and paint on papyrus. (1995), liquid lead and glass dyes on Plexiglas. Davol, painted tissue paper cut in Chinese style and displayed on gatefold pages; and. Sabuda never wants his books to be easily identifiable as his work-although the pop-ups are unmistakably his, due to their complexity and perfection. In fact, Sabuda is widely regarded as the wizard of pop-up engineering. His first published pop-up was. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Commemorative Pop-Up.

(2000) has been considered his masterpiece. Its linoleum-block print medium adheres to the style of the original W.

Denslow illustrations, yet the intense visual power of the pop-up is all Sabuda's. These days, Sabuda's yellow brick road leads him to his studio in Manhattan. There with his partner, Matthew Reinhart, Sabuda works diligently on his movable books and other book illustrations. Frequent trips abroad to oversee the production of the pop-ups, in addition to work-related conferences and appearances, further occupy Sabuda. He also works out at a gym almost daily, and practices yoga, as well as meditation.

Far from Pinckney, Michigan, the pop-up engineer and artist has not left his childhood completely behind. Each time he engineers one of his three-dimensional books, Robert Sabuda endeavors to pass along the sense of wonder and amazement he felt the first time he opened a pop-up book. Pop-up books are true oddities of children's publishing. They are charmingly quaint and old-fashioned, yet eternally popular. They've been around for ages, but precious few creative souls set out to become pop-up artists.

This, however, is not the case with Robert Sabuda, who seems to have been born to make pop-up books. Sabuda made his first step toward becoming one of the most ingenious pop-up artists in contemporary publishing as a very young child.

He grew up in a household where books were held in the highest regard and reading was always encouraged. He has fond memories of being read to by his mother when he was a little boy. Sabuda's first encounter with a pop-up book occurred in a dentist office.

Anxious about his appointment, young Robert's mother read a pop-up book with him to take his mind off the dentist's chair. Sabuda's background as a gifted artist also played a key role in his future career. As a kid, he was fortunate enough to be encouraged in his artistic pursuits by his teachers and his parents, his father being a mason and carpenter. He inherited from his dad a lifelong fascination with construction and avidly studied the pop-up books he received as gifts to find out what made them work.

Imaginative and curious, he even made his own pop-ups out of discarded manila envelopes his mom brought home from her office. This childhood hobby would prove invaluable, as an older Sabuda set out on a career in children's books.

He got his start as a journeyman illustrator working with such writers as Eugene Bradley Coco (The Fiddler's Son ; Wishing Well) and Jay Patrick Lewis (Earth Verses and Water Rhymes). He even worked on adaptations of Walt Whitman classics geared toward young readers. Sabuda's first solo effort was Saint Valentine (1992), a retelling of the ancient tale of a humble Roman physician who brings about a miracle. The focal point of this charmingly simple story is Sabuda's illustrations, a series of intricate, exquisite mosaics made of marbleized and hand-painted paper that simulate the look of early Christian art.

Proof of a craftsmanship rarely seen in children's books, Saint Valentine and its sequel, Tutankhamen's Gift , revealed the illustrator's uncanny talent for creating unconventional art. In 1994, Sabuda discovered his niche with The Christmas Alphabet , a seasonal delight filled with eye-catching pop-ups and crafted with an elegance as appealing to adults as to children. The Christmas Alphabet was the first in a long line of remarkable paper-engineered wonders covering a wide range of subject matter.

He would adapt famous tales (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), tackle contemporary issues (the Help the Animals series), and tell completely original stories (Winter's Tale). Some of Sabuda's finest work has been done in collaboration with his partner and good friend Matthew Reinhart.

Between them, these two pop-up geniuses have produced stunning work, including two wonderful science-oriented series, the Young Naturalist's Pop-up Handbook and the Encyclopedia Prehistorica. And although each has become increasingly involved in independent projects, they continue to influence each other in subtle and dramatic ways. In explaining the attraction of the pop-up genre to today's technologically savvy kids, Sabuda says.

"I think [kids] are drawn to pop-up books because so much in their world today to them seems like magic, electronically, " Sabuda told Barnes & Noble. So, when they see one of my pop-ups books and they open it, they're amazed that it's occurring just by turning the page... That there's no electronics or bells or whistles to make that happen.

I know that just from a creative part, they love seeing that magic occur. As a boy, Sabuda took tap lessons at a local dance school, where he also furthered his artistic abilities by designing backdrops.

Shortly after graduating from Pratt Institute in New York City, Sabuda made ends meet by designing boxes for women's underwear. Sabuda's first work in children's publishing was as an illustrator of coloring books, which books based on such popular movie characters as the very non-kid-friendly Rambo. Sabuda shared some fun facts about himself in our interview. My first job was as a hardware stock boy and I LOVED it.

To this day, when someone says'Home Depot,' I start salivating like Pavlov's dog. I'm inspired to create the work that I do because I really don't know how to do anything else.

Besides it's a bit of a curse, too. I always have so many ideas that I feel like I'll never get to them all. I don't know how to drive a car and have no desire to learn.

My partner (author/illustrator) Matthew Reinhart and I just got an 1830's farmhouse in up state New York. Having it renovated has been a great project. It's like working on a huge pop-up that you can live in. To unwind, I do yoga, but my practice is pretty average. But I can do a headstand, away from the wall, which for me is a really big deal! In the winter of 2005, Robert Sabuda took some time out to answer some of our questions. What was the book that most influenced your life or your career? Since so much of my current work is 3-dimensional, I will say Cinderella by Prague paper engineer Voitech Kubasta.

Of course, as a child, I had seen pop-up books, but most of them were humorous or cartoony, and intended for a very young audience. Kubasta's Cinderella was the first paper movable book I saw that had pictures that were more like art than illustrations.

I remember going through that book so slowly and carefully, poring over every detail. What are your ten favorite books, and what makes them special to you? Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel -- This is the first book I can recall reading where some of the pages did not have pictures on them. For me as a young reader this was a BIG deal, because it meant I was reading a grown-up book since there were SO many words. There simply wasn't room for pictures! The Stand by Stephen King -- I read this when I was a barely a teenager, and was so riveted by the characters, situations and language itself that I will be a Stephen King fan until they pry his final novel from my cold, dead hand. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury -- Never has the concept of "alien" been so compellingly and sympathetically portrayed. The Devil wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger -- I have a lot of friends in fashion who told me this is EXACTLY what their world is like. Absolutely hilarious and a real nail-biter.

As Meat loves Salt by Maria McCann -- A gripping tale of forbidden love set in the 17th century during the terror English revolution. Sounds like a history lesson? I've never felt so emotionally attached to a protagonist in a novel.

John Adams by David McCullough -- The oft-forgotten second American President gets his well-deserved due. The Elements of Pop-up by David Carter -- For everyone who says "Oh, I wish I could make pop-ups, " your prayers have been answered. This brilliant book not only shows you how but has working samples. The Works: Anatomy of a City by Kate Ascher -- A beautifully illustrated look at how everything works (or doesn't work) in my adopted home city of New York.

For the first time I can understand aspects of what I had considered impossible to understand. Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs -- I'll never complain about having a "tough day" again. This memoir is so brutal yet funny it should be required reading for anyone touched by the specter of substance abuse. Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan -- One of the best graphic novels of the 21st century. All the men of the planet have been mysteriously killed in a single moment of plague.

What are some of your favorite films, and what makes them unforgettable to you? The Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie from childhood. I still get teary when Toto barely manages to jump of the closing drawbridge and get back to his friends. I've probably seen Blade Runner more times than any other film.

It's one of the few science fiction movies that isn't all explosions or battles from beginning to end. The question of "what makes a human, human" has never been answered so subtly. What types of music do you like?

Is there any particular kind you like to listen to when you're writing? I'm not particular about music. I'll listen to whatever is on the stereo at the studio, I rarely pick.

I'm perfectly happy working in silence. If you had a book club, what would it be reading? My book club would only allow books that were yet to be discovered.

I think it's so important to give up-and-coming authors and illustrators the opportunity to succeed. What are your favorite kinds of books to give -- and get -- as gifts? I only give books that I think each person will like. I'm happy to say I make an effort to find out what the people close to me like to read! Do you have any special writing rituals? For example, what do you have on your desk when you're writing? The only rituals I have are 1 I don't work past 6:30pm during the week and 2 I don't work on weekends. Oh, and I have hot chocolate on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the winter.

Many writers are hardly "overnight success" stories. How long did it take for you to get where you are today? Any rejection-slip horror stories or inspirational anecdotes? Amazingly, my first book was published shortly after I graduated from college. I don't think this happens very much today.

I guess that after my first pop-up book, The Christmas Alphabet was published, readers began to embrace more non-traditional titles. For me, that is definitely a sign of success. What tips or advice do you have for writers still looking to be discovered?

I find that many people with a children's manuscript tend to hold onto just that manuscript, as if this one story is the ONLY thing that defines them as a writer. They just can't let go.

I think a creative writer should constantly be working on new things, new ideas. Keywords : Pop Ups & Movables - Sabuda Popup, Popups, Pop Up, Pop Ups, Pop-up, Pop-ups, Animated, Moveable, Movable, Book, Caldecott, Newbery, Newberry, Children's Picture Book Children's & Young Adult, Signed, 1st Ed.

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