The Man in the Ceiling
He's bad at sports and not much better at school, but Jimmy sure can draw terrific cartoons. And his dream, like that of his Uncle Lester, who writes flop Broadway musicals, is to be recognized for what he loves doing most.
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Jimmy wants to be a cartoonist, but his ideas are derailed when a more popular boy shows interest in his work, but wants Jimmy to draw the popular boy's ideas rather than Jimmy's own. Meanwhile, Jimmy's uncle, a longtime wannabe p ...more
I liked the uncle though.
How can he make his parents understand and his passion of art? I rated this book a 4 out of 5 because it could of been funnier.
Date Finished: 10/18/17
I will start by saying how much I LOVE Jules Feiffer's illustrations. I became aware of him because he did the illustrations for The Phantom Tollbooth, which is still probably my favorite book of all time. I have been reading it since I was in third grade and it remains, and probably will remain the book I have read ...more
The book revolves around a meta-fictional play about a man who cannot feel, so he builds a robot girlfriend for himself (that doesn't turn out the best); and a boy who wants to be a cartoonist but hates drawing hands.
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If that is not recommendation enough,
this book has comics, anecdotal stories, musical theatre, and is inspirational.
It is about Jimmy, whose name I still can't spell after the 7 times I've read this book, who wants to be a cartoonist. He has a hard time getting to know his dad and sister or any of the kids at school, who like sports, are loud, and don't quite appreciate his art. The only person who does appreciate his art is his uncle Lester, who writes mu ...more