cover image Ever After High: An Enchanted Pop-Up Scrapbook

Ever After High: An Enchanted Pop-Up Scrapbook

Matthew Reinhart. Little, Brown, $19.99 (10p) ISBN 978-0-316-37718-8

Reinhart turns his attention to the multimedia Ever After High franchise, starring the teenage sons and daughters of fairy tale characters, which includes books, webisodes, an animated series, and a line of dolls from Mattel. Three main characters—Apple White, Raven Queen, and Madeline Hatter—appear as large pop-up figures; pulling a tab lets readers “dress” Apple White in her “thronecoming” gown, while another tab reveals Raven’s not-so-nice mother, the Evil Queen. Elsewhere, readers can use a cardboard key to unlock a pop-up Storybook of Legends, and background information about other characters and the question of whether they will embrace their fairy tale destinies appears throughout. Reinhart’s talents and attention to detail are evident, though the book’s scope and content are fairly modest. Ages 6–up. (June)