Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Selznick brings readers an unique and beautiful story. The words were brilliant, but the illustrations took this story to a whole new level. The detailed black and white sketches pulled me in closer and closer, making me fall into the story so easily. There is no surprise to know that Selznick won the Caldecott Award for this one. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a true masterpiece.
Though it tops out at 525 pages, it was a quick read because of the number of drawings included. I could easily pick this one up again and again, enjoying it more every time. Thankfully, it sits on my son's shelf, so all I have to do is ask his permission!
Have you fallen into Hugo's world?What did you think about Selznick's combination?