Les Fables de la Fontaine mises en scène par Dedieu: Le Cerf se Voyant dans l'Eau et Autres Fables
Here is the Seuil original behind Der Hirsch, der sich im Wasser spiegelt: Die schönsten Fabeln von La Fontaine from Knesebeck in 2014. It is also related to Livre II: Les Fables de la Fontaine mises en scène par Dedieu. I wrote of the French edition that I was ordering several of his books in French and German. Here is the first arrival! The pop-ups are again exquisite. Dedieu's special gift is to create depth by getting four or five layers into the pop-up picture. Among his best efforts is the title pop-up, which plays with reflection and dimensionality. The background of DW suggests a net. That suggestion is perfect for this fable about confinement and freedom. Another great use of dimensionality occurs in The Rabbits and the Frogs, as the frogs leaping into the water become the backdrop for our viewing of the rabbit. In each case, the fable text is presented on the left and the right of the central pop-up picture. Exquisite work! The book has a solid feel often lacking in pop-up books. This French version costs $23.90 less than the German version!
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