A blog for the members of the 2008 MLA Thumbs Up! Award Committee to discuss the books we are considering.
posted by Kip @ 1:11 PM
Check the copyright date of this one? I think it might be 2006.
Nope, this one's 2007, so we're fine.
I think I'm still undecided on this one. I thought the format was incredible and innovative and loved the way the author trusted the pictures to move the story along, but I didn't think the writing was all that strong, and it felt a touch young. MAYBE for now.
I'd like to see what more teens think about it. I loved the inclusion of the pictures, but I wished they told more of the story, like in manga. The drawings were incredible with just pencil. I liked the inclusion of real movie images - although many young readers wouldn't get the historical cinema reference. YAY minus
I liked it, too, but I really think it's too young. I'm leaning toward Nay.
I really enjoyed the format of this book, but agree with the other posters that the audience may be too young. MAYBE for now.
The only reason I am giving this one a NAY is because I don't think it's a teen book. It seems young.
In light of subsequent reading since I voted on this title, I am revising some votes to narrow the field for the top 20 discussion. NAY(congrats of course for the Caldecott!)
Nay but I will add to my collection
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