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TenNapel, Doug. 
New York : Graphix, 2012
IL 5-8, RL 2.6
ISBN 0545418720

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Times are tough for Cam and his dad.  They both still miss Cam’s mom, and now his dad is out of work.  With less than a dollar to spend for Cam’s birthday, what kind of present can his dad possibly afford?  The lamest present on earth, he figures---and he ends up giving Cam a cardboard box he picks up from the second-hand store down the street.  It turns out that they actually have a great time constructing a “man” out of the cardboard, and they both go to sleep happy.  Little do they know that their lives are about to change forever thanks to the magic that cardboard box contained…and the fact that the bully next door wants to use it for his own nefarious ends…Read Cardboard for nonstop action, suspense, and a cardboard character that steals your heart.    (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Book Award nominee, 2015)

Booktalk #2

If you love to craft, the book Cardboard is the book for you written and illustrated by Doug TenNapel is just the right book for you. 

This book is about Cam living in a poor family and his birthday is about to come and his father bought him cardboard for his birthday. Cam did not know that this cardboard was magical. Read the book to see what happens to cam.

This book is interesting because of the things that will happen in the story and the suspense that’s going to happen to cam’s family. The book is going to be interesting because of the things cam will build from the cardboard.

So if you love to read a book about cardboard, Cardboard written and illustrated by Doug TenNapel is the perfect book for you !  (JoErick,, k-12 student)

SUBJECTS:      Paperboard -- Fiction.
                        Magic -- Fiction.   
                        Good and evil -- Fiction.
                        Cartoons and comics.
                        Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
                        Graphic novels.

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