Can you believe the week is already gone? I’ve had a great time blogging about Narnia this week here at Hope Is the Word, and while I’m pretty sure that committing to a daily post is a little more than my beleagured brain can handle again for a while, I’m glad I did it. It has been great to re-immerse myself in all things Narnia, but best of all, I got my children hooked on it, too. (Lulu is listening to Michael York read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe even now.) I hope you, my faithful readers, have enjoyed it as much as we have!
Several months ago I was shopping at my local Tuesday Morning where I came across this week’s prize–The Chronicles of Narnia Pop-up by Robert Sabuda. In the back of my mind I knew that Carrie would host another Narnia Reading Challenge some time, and I had a vague memory of seeing this particular paper engineer’s work somewhere, so I snatched up two copies: one for our collection here at the House of Hope and one to give away to a Hope Is the Word reader. It turns out that I first saw Sabuda’s work on the Pioneer Woman’s blog. She sang Sabuda’s praises and captured my attention with her wonderful photographs of his amazing work. (Now that I have looked at all of the pop-ups Sabuda and his partner, Matthew Reinhart, have created, I realized that we already owned one–Cinderella. My dear mother-in-law purchased everything Cinderella she could get her hands on when Lulu was a wee babe, and we were the recipients of that lovely book.) Y’all, these books are something to see. I wish I had the photography skills to take pictures that would do the book justice, but just believe me when I say that this is a treasure. (You could go back and look at my previous sneak peeks of the book here and here and here, but PW’s pictures are much better!) The Chronicles of Narnia Pop-up Book has a two-page spread for each of the books in the series, with a summary of the book, the amazing 3-D illustrations, and additional flaps to open for more fun. It is truly amazing!
So how do you enter this giveaway? Just post a Narnia-related comment on any or all of this week’s posts at Hope Is the Word which feature Carrie’s cool Narnia Challenge button. The comments will be open until midnight CST on Sunday, July 19, and I will post the winner bright and early Monday morning.