Friday, February 27, 2015

The Odyssey

A Pop-Up Book

Even the simplest pop-up books are fun, but when done by an artist like Sam Ita they bring smiles to readers of all ages. He's produced several adaptations of classic texts like Frankenstein, Moby Dick and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.  

Pop-ups, hidden flaps, and pull-tabs provide a sense of discovery, and engage the reader in a way that's almost magical. Often it's necessary to go through the books more than once to uncover all their secrets. (Somehow I kept bypassing the Trojan horse.)

Here's a look at the more spectacular pages in Sam's version of The Odyssey. What fun!

The sack of Troy
Escape from the Cyclops
Scylla attacks
Zeus intervenes