Harry Potter Pop-Up Book

Brand: Insight Editions
ISBN 9781608870080
EAN: 0884245005064
Category: Book
List Price: $50.00
Price: $23.65  (127 customer reviews)
You Save: $26.35 (53%)
Dimension: 11.00 x 8.50 x 2.00 inches
Shipping Wt: 2.11 pounds
Availability: In stock. Usually ships within 2 to 3 days.
Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

This collectible Harry Potter pop-up book, based on the creative development of the films, features exquisite original artwork by Andrew Williamson, concept artist for all eight movies. With dynamic pop-ups animating memorable moments and locations — like the Triwizard Tournament, Diagon Alley, and Hogwarts Castle — Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book offers a 3-D glimpse into the amazing world, as seen in the films.

This deluxe book will delight Harry Potter fans with dynamic pop-up ingenuity, insights from the creative team who turned JK Rowling’s stories into movie magic, fascinating facts about the magical universe seen in the movies, and Harry Potter memories and memorabilia packed into every page.

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Top Reviews

Good to add to a Harry Potter collection
by Sam (4 out of 5 stars)
February 8, 2014

I think this is pretty neat, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. I paid seven dollars for this (new, hardcover, including shipping) through a third party seller. Had I paid Amazon's price of 25 dollars (never mind the retail of 35), I would have been rather disappointed. I gave this book four stars based on a price around 10 dollars or so. Any more than that, and I would have left three.

Things I like:
- The artwork was nicer than I expected, given the cheesey cover. The characters within look much less cartoonish than you would expect, and I quite liked that.
- It comes with a ministry envelope with three small posters (Undesirable Number One, a death eater warning, and a picture of the cover art) and a mini pop-up howler.
- The information talked about is interesting and not too well known, except to people that have watched most/all of the behind the scenes footage and documentaries.
- Several of the scenes (Diagon Alley, Hogwarts and the Forbidden Forest) are really engaging.

Things I don't like:
- There are only five scenes with pop-ups. (The first is Dumbledore's office, but all it has is the ministry envelope and the howler.)
- The scene for the Triwizard challenge and the graveyard scene are rather plain and unexciting. The dragon in the Triwizard scene looks... strange. The positioning is weird.
- The art is good, but the pop-up quality is only so-so. The castle especially sticks and doesn't open up right. I have to fiddle with it, and even then it still seems a little off.
- The numbers for the legend are really hard to see. I understand that they didn't want them to stand out and be distracting, but I genuinely couldn't even find some of them.

All in all, it was nice to look at, but it's a quick read. I have seen a few other adult (ish) pop-ups that retailed around the same price, and I expected it to be like those, so perhaps that's why I was a little let down. I imagine a young child would destroy this rather quickly, so I don't know that this would be a good gift for really young fans. I would highly recommend checking out the prices of third party sellers through Amazon, to get a more reasonable price. I'll probably prop this open next to my other HP things, probably on the Hogwarts or forest scene.
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It's a really cool popup book to explore once or twice, then the novelty wears off
by SV (4 out of 5 stars)
January 4, 2019

I was pretty impressed looking through it once, after that there's really no need to look at it again. This is probably something that a fan would collect, maybe look at it once and put it on a shelf. The only thing that was awkward is that it was a gift for a fan, and it was very obvious that someone had opened the wrapper, looked through the book, and then either returned it or shipped it. I tried to fix it as best I could, I didn't have time to return it and buy it again. I wish I had picked it out at a store instead so I could make sure it was intact or sealed so it didn't look used. They said they didn't mind but I was pretty embarrassed.
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Torn Cover
by Amazon Customer (2 out of 5 stars)
November 8, 2018

Pretty disappointed. I got it and the cover has two tears and there was some tape trying to fix one of them. I actually had to check to see if I purchased this open box. Nope. The contents are fine and the pop ups are awesome, but when I pay $20 I expect a little more.
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12 year old loved this
by amy (5 out of 5 stars)
December 27, 2017

Would recommend this product. Great pop ups. Purchased this for my Harry Potter obsessed niece. She had never seen anything like it. Lots of facts and information.
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this is really fun to look at and I think I'll order a ...
by Connie (5 out of 5 stars)
November 17, 2015

This book is gorgeous and so exciting to see everything come to life as you open the page. I apparently didn't read well enough and was pleasantly surprised to see that it came with three posters! I also didn't read that it has little things to open on the bottom of each page so that was neat. The little tidbits aren't all that interesting actually but I did learn a couple new things. The pop up aspect is what you're really buying the book for anyway. Some of the pages were kind of sticky at first and didn't want to open correctly or all the way. I ripped the dragon page by accident because it wouldn't even open 90 degrees at first and I couldn't figure out where it was stuck. But other than that, this is really fun to look at and I think I'll order a second for my coworkers 6yo daughter for Christmas.
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Totally wicked great!!!
by Auntie Sandy (5 out of 5 stars)
June 23, 2017

I collect a lot of pop up books and this book is way at the top!! An absolute must for every Harry Potter fan!!
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For Harry Potter Fans Young and Old
by stotch (5 out of 5 stars)
November 21, 2010

Both ruggedly built and finely crafted, this book is a delightful blend of exceptionally detailed art and in-depth, behind-the-scenes information that both children and adults can enjoy equally. When I first opened the book, I was enthralled with the breathtaking art. The pages are lush and realistic; flipping through them is like flying through the world of Harry Potter on your Firebolt.

As if the fantastic artwork were not enough to make me buy this book, the unbelievable amount of source information on the filming of the Harry Potter franchise puts this book in a rank of its own. I have seen other well-made pop-up books about famous films, but I have never before seen one that explains about how the film was made and how the scenes were conceived. This book goes so far as to tell you the real-life name of Hedwig and the fact that the owl had "stand-ins." Because of this level of detailed information, reading it is a very satisfying learning experience. And if you are thinking that this information targets a more mature audience, think again. This book's descriptions of behind-the-scenes facts are written in a manner that most reading levels can easily grasp.

Adding together the brilliant artwork and informative content of this book, I would highly recommend its purchase to any Harry Potter fan.
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If you want an awesome book about Harry Potter (although not a pop-up or ...
by E. C.,Top Contributor: Pets (3 out of 5 stars)
February 5, 2015

Ended up returning it because the 2 items that were supposed to be on the first page were missing. Didn't buy another one because the book was just 'ok'. Short and didn't have as many little facts and tidbits that I was hoping for. Ended with the basilisk fight, which I thought very odd. If you want an awesome book about Harry Potter (although not a pop-up or story book type book), check out 'Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey'. Awesome book.
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A unique gift fans will love
by ProgrammerByDay (5 out of 5 stars)
March 30, 2018

The book is well put together and the HP fan I gifted it to tell in love with it. Not an overabundance of scenes but they are intricately detailed and look great when they expand. Have to be careful opening pages because of the intricacy but it holds up well and any older fan will love it
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Love this book, as well as my kids
by Dave (4 out of 5 stars)
June 4, 2014

The narration in the book is great and feels very solid. You can tell it's quality craftsmanship, especially since my 2 year old has yet to destroy it. This is one of my kids favorite books to read to her because of all the pop-ups. It's a little scary in some spots for a 2 year old but it's very well crafted and the pop-ups are easy to use. You can tell some of the flaps will wear out with too much use which is the only reason I gave it 4 stars but that really is to be expected with a pop-up book. Very happy with the book, highly recommended.

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