Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Review: Harry Potter - Creatures: A Paper Scene Book

Hippogriffs, dragons, Thestrals and merpeople - discover the magical creatures of the Wizarding World through a series of bewitchingly beautiful paper-cut scenes. This carefully crafted gift book contains four intricate, multi-layer paper-cut scenes showcasing magical creatures from the Harry Potter films in stunning silhouette. Each paper-cut scene is followed by essential information about the creatures and behind-the-scenes facts from the films.

This unique new book is a glorious gift for both ardent Harry Potter fans and younger readers discovering the magic of the Wizarding World, with high production values and irresistibly inventive content.

Harry Potter Series:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition (Illustrated by Jim Kay)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 20th Anniversary House Editions
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition (Illustrated by Jim Kay)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Illustrated Edition (Illustrated by Jim Kay)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Play Script written with John Tiffany & Jack Thorne)

Pottermore Presents:
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Short Story Collection)
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Short Story Collection)
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Short Story Collection)

Incredibuilds:
IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Erumpent (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Niffler (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Swooping Evil (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: Buckbeak (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Express (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: House-Elves (Deluxe Book and Model Set)
Incredibuilds: Harry Potter: Quidditch (Deluxe Book and Model Set)

Other Harry Potter Books & Products:
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts - Matthew Reinhart
Harry Potter - Creatures: A Paper Scene Book
Harry Potter Hedwig Owl Kit and Sticker Book (Model & Sticker Book)
Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Patronus Charm (Activity Book)
Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat and Sticker Book: Which House Are You? (Model & Sticker Book)
Harry Potter: The Character Vault - Jody Revenson
Harry Potter: Winter at Hogwarts: A Magical Colouring Set (Colouring Book, Gift Tags & a build your own 3D Firebolt in a Keepsake Box)
J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Magical Film Projections: Creatures (Activity Book)

Metal Earth: Harry Potter Gringotts Dragon (3D Puzzle)

Visit J.K. Rowling's website or the Pottermore website for more information

Review:
All of my friends know I'm a huge Potterhead so I often get HP themed presents but not many of them are as lovely as this book of intricate and detailed paper cut scenes from the series that I was given for my birthday. The book contains four different scenes, all made with two layers of paper cutouts over a detailed background scene and then each are followed with a two page spread full of information about the different types of creatures found in that location.

The four scenes are:

The Forbidden Forest - which has Harry and Hermione in the forest surrounded by Thestrals with a unicorn in the background. I believe this scene is from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The Forbidden Forest

Dragons - this is a scene from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire where Harry is facing off against the Hungarian Horntail with only his wand and broom to save him.

Dragons

Double page spread with information about dragons

The Black Lake - another scene from the Triwizard Tournament in Goblet of Fire, this time we see Harry underwater surrounded by Grindylows.

The Black Lake

Dark Creatures - the final scene shows the Dementors gathered over the Quidditch pitch in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Dark Creatures

This really is a lovely book for any Harry Potter collector, I just wish I could figure out a good way to display the artwork.

My cover is a different colour to the one in this trailer but the inside of the book looks the same.



Source: Gift from a friend

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2 comments:

  1. ooh these are stunning. I need this in my life and would love to own this xx

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    1. It’s such a gorgeous book Susan! I can never resist HP merch but this was a bit different to all the other books I have which makes it more special! xx

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