Publisher's Note:  

Welcome to the world of the Papercuttables! Part adventure story, part papercraft, and 100% fun and engaging, this isn't your typical run-of-the mill craft book. Not only do you get to build your own unique Papercuttable, but you'll also be participating in an exciting action-packed story as you race against time in order to save your creations from a dark and mysterious force set out to destroy the land of the Papercuttables once and for all!

With imaginative images of creatures as wild as a sugar-loving plant called Sweet Root, as sleepy as a little dinosaur that goes by the name of Sleepysaurus, and more exciting characters, readers won't be able to get enough of crafting these unique creations!

Papercuttables: No need for glue or tape, all you need is a pair of scissors...and a wild imagination!

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Scholastic


by David Landis

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From the maker of Desktop Gremlins comes a unique activity book. As the book claims, it requires "no glue, no tape, and no complicated folding". This book has thick, perforated pages that makes cutting and assembly easy. There is a wide margin of cutting error around the characters, which allows for a larger audience to participate. Each character comes with picture instructions on how to assemble as well as the story and plot line for that character. Also, there is a website: where you can go to join the Papercuttables Club and gain access to another character!

The villain, Dr. Scatterbrain, threatens to 'scatter' the papercuttables which is comprised of 14 characters which are based on common folk lore, historical people, and popular creatures. They are relatable to both boys and girls and include cut-outs of aliens, dragon, werewolf, vampire, mermaid, elf, robot, superhero, dinosaur, and more!

This genius idea come to life is great for advanced cutting skills and would work well as a summer work book for anyone working on fine motor skills.

I highly recommend this book! I hope they make one for younger audiences with simpler cutting strokes. My only complaint is that the characters do not interact with each other. Each character is given a ranking of powers on the power meter; however, they don't use them individually or as a group. In the end, you don't know what happens to them. Then again, that leaves the destiny of these 3D characters into the creative hands of the child.

Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language:  None 

Violence/Gore: Several incidents of cartoon violence/mischief - characters are 'scattered' either bodies or thoughts; theft; destruction of property; reference to a civil war of aliens; threat of mermaid to mesmerize individual to stay on the seafloor forever - insinuating death; threat of death to mermaid via hook; threats (past and future) from villain against the papercuttables;

Sex/Nudity:  None

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Theft, destruction.

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Reviewed By Lacey
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