Waiting on Wednesday–Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.

I love graphic novels, so when I heard about Cardboard by Doug TenNapel during a #titletalk chat I immediately added it on Goodreads.  Many of the boys in my class like reading these, especially when they finish quickly and get to add another book to our reading goal chart.  From a literacy standpoint, graphic novels are wonderful because you have a small amount of text supported by strong, complex images to create a story.  Anyway, I haven’t seen any of the art in Cardboard, but based on the cover I’m guessing it’s fantastic. I do hope the art is in color, though.  (Many of my students specifically requested I buy more graphic novels that aren’t drawn in black and white.)

Title & Author: Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

Release Date: August 1st, 2012

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

Summary (From Goodreads): When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

Cam’s down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it’s the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man-and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!


  1. This does sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,

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