Friday, January 10, 2014

Quick Review: Versailles: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide by Nina Cosford

I was looking for some newer books on the palace of Versailles late last year and stumbled on this charming little pocket guide. The title is fairly self-explanatory: the little guide folds out accordion style to reveal pop-ups of the most prominent rooms of the palace, the gardens, and the Petit Trianon.

Each miniature pop-up is accompanied by some basic information about the illustrated location. The guide did make me wish there was a larger and more elaborate Versailles pop-up book, but the illustrations are cute and charming enough to make this little guide worth the reasonably low price.

This book and the other expanding pop-up guides in the Walker Books collection can be viewed on their official website.

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