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Well-executed 3-d books are always a favorite of mine. I love the way they typically (as in genius Sabuda style) take on a familiar subject or story, and take it to a different level of text interaction through advanced book art technique. You don't just want to read it. You want to touch it, move it, watch it change and transform with use. It is a work of art, the book as object rather than content alone.
ABC3D (click on this link to see BN video of the book "in action") is an alphabet book like none you have ever seen before. From the French graphic artist Marion Bataille, this book requires no translation as it features only the letters of the alphabet. Notice the lenticular cover. Rotate it in your hands and watch the image change with movement and light. Page through the book letter after letter, and enjoy the cleverness of the black, white, and red designs. C turns to D as the page fully opens and likewise with a few other pairings. I and J cleverly share a dot. U conveys both strength and vulnerability simultaneously in its design.
You have to pick it up to truly appreciate it. View the letters from every which angle. Absolutely fascinating! I can't wait to see how children react to this book.