The Book of New Zealand

As part of the world premiere of The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug, a giant pop-up book has been created and installed in a hotel in Beverly Hills. This thing is huge – it’s as big as two tennis courts and 15m tall. It’s so big that you can walk through it. The pop up book shows scenery around NZ where The Hobbit was filmed.

Check it out in this video:

…and here’s how they made it:

The movie is released in New Zealand theaters on Thursday 12th December. That’s next week! I can’t wait!

While you are waiting, check out these Hobbit items in our libraries:



Graphic Novel:







Movie Storybook:







Books about the movie characters:







Audio Book:







Don’t forget the first Hobbit movie either!