Robert Sabuda is internationally acclaimed for his stunning pop-up books, including America the Beautiful and The 12 Days of Christmas. He is also the illustrator of Chanukah Lights by Michael J. Rosen. Robert Sabuda lives in New York City.
The renowned paper engineer offers a retelling of the Nativity story...Each scene is accompanied by a paragraph of well-written summary that's carefully integrated into the backgrounds, making the text a natural partner to the exquisite art. This memorable interpretation will appeal to collectors of pop-up books and Christmas stories and to Christian families who would like a special version of the Nativity story to share on Christmas Eve. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) As in 2011's Chanukah Lights, the elaborate pop-ups that Sabuda crafts in this striking pop-up retelling of the Nativity story are constructed almost entirely from plain white paper, save for a few gold accents...the resulting structures have a stark power. --Publishers Weekly Sabuda is no stranger to holiday pop-up books...The paper engineering is, as always, impressive. --Horn Book The detail and fullness of each scene brings the Nativity to life in this book that is sure to become a family holiday treasure in homes around the world. --My Storytime Corner (blog) His visionary take on the Nativity is destined to become a Christmas staple. --BookPage