Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
There is something stunning about Brian Selznick's departure from the traditional picture book medium. Normally, when you think picture book you think 32 pages, where the illustrations support the understanding of the text. In Selznick's piece, the images serve to move the story forward, saying things that the text doesn't say. I'll agree (and I'll find this citation) that the pictures have a graphic novel type quality to them, even though they're presented as full page panels. I'm excited to see how the movie turns out this November.
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