My Fairytale Dream Palace Hardcover – Illustrated, 13 Sep 2012
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About the Author
Maggie Bateson is a hugely talented paper engineer with a skill for devising ever more intricate pop-ups. She has created eight previous carousel books for Macmillan, including MY FAIRY MAGIC SCHOOL (978-0-230-70960-6), all illustrated by Louise Comfort. Louise Comfort is an established and hugely popular illustrator. As well as her collaborations with Maggie Bateson, she has illustrated the successful FAIRY PHONES and FAIRYTALE PRINCESS STORIES series for Campbell Books, establishing her as the queen of fairy publishing.
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Top Customer Reviews
So much thought has gone into this publication (you should see the 3D beds and furtniture) they've even gone to the trouble of adding a cardboard overnight bag to store all of the press-out bits and pieces.
I don't have a criticism, I do have one piece of advice:- very young child will rip and tear this wonderful pop-up with no trouble at all. The whole thing's beautifully made and quite durable but it won't stand up to much wear and tear.
This is very much a case of not judging a book by its cover - literally. This is a pop-up book and what pops up will take your breath away for a book of this nature.
The revelation of the palace is remarkable. Other reviewers have remarked upon the amount of detail revealed, so I will not bore you with repeating what has been so eloquently described by other reviewers.
If I have any criticism with this product it is just that the product seems just too good for a young child to play with, in that it is quite fragile and is likely to be damaged quite easily. That said, do not let this put you off. I only wish they did this sort of thing for boys and that I was fifty years younger. Highly recommended.
My daughter plays with her toys quite carefully and so hasn't damaged this book really or the other she has owned for a year or two - this is all made of paper but it's fairly robust and cleverly folds down when play is done. There are a few nice touches like the fact that the beds have a cover that can be lifted up to put any of 8 2-D characters to bed. The story at the front is about a fairy sleep over in a castle, in all honesty the story is probably the weakest aspect of the book, but play value wise it's excellent and there are little nooks and crannies to discover every time you pay with it - a fairy hiding in a tree or a weather wheel to turn. All the little pop out accessories are stored in a pocket at the front and have been well thought through - bed time items feature as do fairytale staples such as a frog and a pumpkin, all encouraging imagination and interaction from the child.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Every time we are invited to a birthday party, we buy this book and we know it will be a favorite gift! Little princesses love this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Yulia R
Excellent book - my grandson was absolutely delighted with it.Published 14 months ago by linniebinnie
Beautiful Book....opens out to a fabulous fairytale castle. A lovely unique present for a little girl. Highly Recommend.Published 15 months ago by JustMoi