Thursday, 4 March 2010

Pop-up Alice

Going to work is a dangerous thing.

I've been working at home recently and it makes sense in so many ways, but that's by the by. For the moment, I'm concerned about going to the office and the pitfalls of being within swiping distance of a chip 'n' pin reader.

Being a nice day, I popped out in my lunch hour [I still stand for my rights to have an hour for lunch and not to eat a sandwich in front of the computer screen. In any case, crumbs in the keyboard is not a good thing]. I ended up in Foyles bookshop - already I had been lured by the Pied Piper of the High Street.

I was looking for a book on business start-ups, but being a tiny branch I had no luck. I only managed 12 feet towards the exit and something caught my eye. A book by the Pope of Pop-Up, the Origami Swami, the one and only Robert Sabuda. The book in question was Alice in Wonderland. I flicked through the display copy and was not disappointed, in fact I'm not ashamed to say that I even gasped in public. Such was the surprise and total magic of Mr Sabuda's extreme paper engineering that I was made to feel like a child again.

I had parted with some hard earned cash and clutched the tome of wonderment and made haste back to the office.


Plummy Mummy said...

Are you going to let the TP and BP see the book? I just had a look on Amazon and see he does a dinosaur book too...very very tempting.

Doctor Pangloss said...

Was reading my (very), abridged version of Alice in Wonderland to Toddler Pangloss this morning. He's old enough to know how to treat books with care and that bending corners to mark a page will incur a hefty 'no chocolate for a week' penalty.

The Sabuda books are going nowhere near Baby Pangloss for quite some time.

I have the dinosaur book which is great, but also look out for Alice In Wonderland and Wizard Of Oz.

Plummy Mummy said...

"No chocolate for a week" go too far sir, you really do. But yes, I will look out for the other titles.