Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Thing 1)

We read The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. It's not your typical chapter-by-chapter-page-by-page-with-the-occasional-picture kind of book. This book had pictures that filled up the whole page! It was like reading a book and watching a movie at the same time. You would read some and then there would be a whole stream of pictures.

This book was about a boy name Hugo, a girl named Isabel, and a grumpy old man who runs the toy booth in the train station. Hugo is the clock keeper in the train station in which he also lives. His Uncle ran off so right now Hugo's alone. He's also living with a broken automaton that Hugo's dad tried to fix before he died.

One time, the grumpy old man who runs the toy booth caught Hugo stealing from him. He told him to empty his pockets and he found Hugo's dad's notebook. Then, he kept it! Hugo keeps trying to get it back, but he can't; and he can't figure out why the old man wanted to keep it. All it had was drawings on how to fix the automaton and Hugo needs it back.

For our activity, we watched the DVD that came with the book.

I would give this book. I recommend this book because it is different, mysterious, and exciting.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Thing 2)

We read The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

My favotite character is Hugo, because he makes inventions.

Okay, think about a guy
Just picture that.
Now he walks up to you and asks,
"I want to read a book different from other books!"
Say, "Read Hugo Cabret."
If they ask, "What?"
Then say,
"It is about a guy named Hugo."
And if they say, "What the hay?"
Say, "Mister Hugo is a man who fixes clocks
And there is a girl named Isabel and she's really cool.
And there's chases, clocks, inventions, and stuff."
Say that all in a rap song, yo!

We watched a DVD where the author talked and I had funny bunny fun with the funny bunny rap song, yo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would give this book.