Roald Dahl who died in 1990 continues to be the most popular author for today's children. Quentin Blake is one of the UK's most celebrated artists, renowned for his collaboration with Roald Dahl. He lives in London.
An abbreviated version of Dahl's classic story takes to the pop-up stage, accompanied by Blake's scraggly pen-and-ink caricatures. Gatefolds, mini-booklets, and pop-ups reveal the major plot points of the story ("Two Golden Tickets Found Today!" shouts a headline on a foldout newspaper), with a towering glass elevator on the final spread. Smart use of interactive elements-many of which focus on the grim fates of Charlie's fellow ticket-holders-makes Wonka's already magical world feel even more so. Ages 7-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.