An elegant, pop-up Puss, in the mass market tradition with its paper-covered boards and its text (only three double pages)...

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PUSS IN BOOTS

An elegant, pop-up Puss, in the mass market tradition with its paper-covered boards and its text (only three double pages) running clear from the inside front to the inside back cover--but reflecting the story's emphasis on luxury and riches in its plush colors and details and its decorative borders. (Even the pop-ups--four double-page scenes--are elaborate, colored front and back and replete with views through cut-out windows and arches, with one spiral-like pop-up coil tracing the ogre's transformation from lion to fish to mouse.) The narration too bridges both worlds, in style that could be called urbane verging on wisecracks--""The king looked thoughtful; Puss looked thoughtful; and the young couple looked at each other."" A likely bookstore novelty, carried off with Puss-like panache--but, for libraries, a luxury indeed.

Pub Date: Aug. 15, 1977

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Greenwillow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1977