Encyclopedia Mythologica: Gods and Heroes Pop-Up (英語) ハードカバー – 2010/1/4
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The creators of the New York Times best-selling Encyclopedia Prehistorica series offer a mythic look at the mysteries of the past with an entire pantheon of remarkable pop-ups. (Age 5 and up)
For all of recorded history, humans have sought to understand Earth’s mysteries in the realm of the divine — and aspired to conduct themselves as heroes. Only gods, of course, could push the sun across the sky,forge entire continents, and impel mountains to touch the clouds. In this stunning volume, the incomparable team of Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda take us to Ra-Atum’s land in Ancient Egypt; above the Grecian clouds to Zeus’s Mount Olympus; up to Norse god Odin’s frozen north; to the Far East, where the Jade Emperor sits in the heavens; into the wilds of Oceania, where Pele’s volcanic rage simmers below the earth; and to many more lands and times, all rich with sacred myths and legends.
Reinhard [sic] and Sabuda continue to raise the bar.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
And the mini pop-ups show both the fall of Atlantis by a furious Poseidan and Artemus, Athena, and Aphodite appear together next to the Atlantis scene in the mini pop-up! Since I am an animater, I am impressed with the motion effects acheived with these pop-ups! In the mini pop-up you can see Artemus the hunting goddess pulling back her arrow on her bow as the little pop-up opens! The next pages show a fold out ship depiction of Jason's ship the Argo with an incredible fold out sail that spreads out like a fan! There is also the 12 labours of Hercules displayed by pulling a tab to show the tasks Hercules must perform drawn onto different small pages that are revealed when you keep pulling the tab! The next pages have a great pop-up of Thor the thunder god striking down with his hammer when you open and close the pages! And a clever mini pop-up shows what looks like a pretty maiden with a vail, but when you pull open the pop-up all the way you see it is Loki the trickster god pulling off his female mask! Another mini pop-up reveals a Valkerie warrier woman on her steed galloping in the sky!
Asian myths are represented by the next two pages, with a volcanic goddess named Pele who erupts into fury when the warrior she is attracted to is attracted to her sister! She explodes out of the volcano when you open these pages! The last 2 pages show Quetzalcoatl the giant god serpent of the Aztecs! And I should mention that the first pages of this book have a great pop-up figure of Anubis the Jackal headed God of death of the ancient egyptians along with a mini pop-up pyramid and a woman shaving off her eyebrows when you open the mini pop-up, to express her grief at the loss of her cat!! I anxiously wait to recieve my DRAGONS AND MONSTERS POP-UP ENCYCLOPEDIA ! But I'm still waiting for that because seller swati21 put that book into the wrong package that was sent out to a Jonathan Hunsaker in Utah while I live in Uniondale, N.Y.!! Swati21's staff mixed up the ordered items and sent them to the wrong people! I got Hunsaker's order of DINOSAURS and SHARKS POP-UP ENCYCLOPEDIAS and he got my order of DRAGONS AND MONSTERS!! I had to mail Hunsaker's ordered items to him in UTAH!! So beware of seller swati21!!! Seller Bookseller USA sold me the FAIRIES AND MAGICAL CREATURES and GODS AND HEROES ENCYCLOPEDIA POP-UP books! So I recommend Bookseller USA!!
If you plan on getting one of these for your kid, maybe you should think twice if he/she is very young. The pop-ups are large and elaborate and, as it goes, more delicate than you may be used to. A rambunctious child could easily bend the paper which could possibly cause some of the pop-ups to fail to fold back in properly, causing even more damage. For example, there’s a mansion pop-up in the Fairies volume that will fail to fold back in if a paper tab is resting on the wrong side of another tab (they are not glued or attached in any way and it’s easy to bump it and move it to the wrong side). This happened when my girlfriend and I were looking at the book for the first time and, upon noticing that the pop-up wasn’t folding back in properly, we started examining it. It took probably five minutes to figure out what was wrong. That’s how intricate the designs of these things are. You have been warned.