Snow White: A Three-Dimensional Fairy-Tale Theater
Jane Ray, . . Candlewick, $19.99 (10pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-4473-4
These books aim to wow.
Organic illustrations with an element of folk art complement the 3D format of this interpretation of the fairy tale. Text appears on foldout tabs designed to look like theater curtains, and each spread expands to show three levels of perspective, like intricately layered stage sets (through a group of trees in the immediate foreground, Snow White is seen wandering toward the dwarves’ home, while rolling hills and the departing woodsman can be seen in the distance). A gracefully designed vision that will draw readers in. Ages 3–up.
Reviewed on: 11/09/2009