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Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
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it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novel

As a father who spent many afternoons building cardboard creations with my younger kids, the idea that those cutouts could come to life is intriguing. A fun afternoon read. Despite being over 280 pages, this book can be finished in one sitting.

The story is about friendship, moving beyond obstacles of grief and isolation, and building relationships. For those who struggle with magic as a reason for cardboard cutouts to act alive, there is a vague attempt to explain how the cardboard comes to life - but it's even more bizarre so just go with it.

There were no issues with language or sexual innuendo but there is some mild peril and violence as the monster cardboard creations must be prevented from destroying the world. Well drawn with an engaging plot that continues to move, this would be a great book for upper elementary or older readers.
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Reading Progress

June 16, 2018 – Shelved
June 16, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 4, 2018 – Started Reading
July 4, 2018 – Shelved as: graphic-novel
July 4, 2018 – Finished Reading

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