Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

A fun, inventive story about a young clock keeper and an animation he is trying to repair. It is told in part by pictures and while the story got a bit long for me, I still give it a YAY.

9 Comments:

At June 7, 2007 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Elizabeth Norton said...

Check the copyright date of this one? I think it might be 2006.

 
At June 11, 2007 at 8:19 AM , Blogger Karrie said...

Nope, this one's 2007, so we're fine.

 
At June 19, 2007 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Karrie said...

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.

 
At August 1, 2007 at 8:31 AM , Blogger kathy said...

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

 
At August 28, 2007 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Deb Motley said...

I liked it, too, but I really think it's too young. I'm leaning toward Nay.

 
At August 31, 2007 at 9:55 AM , Blogger Kara Fredericks said...

I really enjoyed the format of this book, but agree with the other posters that the audience may be too young. MAYBE for now.

 
At January 13, 2008 at 7:42 PM , Blogger Ms. Zandra said...

The only reason I am giving this one a NAY is because I don't think it's a teen book. It seems young.

 
At January 22, 2008 at 7:02 AM , Blogger kathy said...

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!)

 
At February 4, 2008 at 2:24 PM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

Nay but I will add to my collection

 

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