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Cardboard 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 as

  • Title: Cardboard
  • Author: Doug TenNapel
  • ISBN: 9780545418720
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cardboard By Doug TenNapel, 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

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    1. Every page in Doug TenNapel s Cardboard pops to life with color, action, imagination, and heart Cam and his Dad are going through a rough time Both trying to find a way to live without Cam s mother Loneliness, grief, and fear show up throughout the story in heartbreaking quiet ways and not so subtle ways Add no job, financial woes, bully troubles, and a birthday well these guys have their hands full Cam s father needs a miracle or a bit of magic to afford a gift for his son s birthday And magic [...]

    2. It s hard to review this book The adventure part of the story was fine, and it was kind of interesting to read a comic with so many super conservative messages in it It was your typical set up of a Really Good Guy just trying to Provide For His Family The first thing you learn about the RGG is that he s too I don t know Republican or something to accept much needed welfare to feed his son during the Hard Times mancession Of course, there s some Marilyn Manson loving freak who, in a completely re [...]

    3. 5 stars It was great I loved pretty much everything about it.Cardboard is about a down in luck dad named Mike His wife has passed away and he is trying to raise is son Cam all alone He is also between jobs and no one is hiring A sad start to any story It s his sons birthday and he wants to buy him something great but he can t afford anything Mike sees a stand on the side of the road selling cheap toys The man, Mr Gideon, learns that Mike s son Cam is a really good boy and so he sells Mike a card [...]

    4. I personally enjoyed the concept a lot in this book It is a very good concept like how you can make things with cardboard that are alive But the characters were awful There was character development at all Also it would take random skips in time Then there was also the weakness for cardboard Which is literally everywhere so it could have been a really quick ending but it was not I would not recommend it to an older audience The reason it is so high in the star rating is because I really liked it [...]

    5. I d say Doug TenNapel is a sure bet everything I ve read by him admittedly only a sliver of everything he s done is smart, brisk, accessible, and graced with enticing high concepts and obvious emotional hooks He cartoons with brio, he s prolific and seemingly always on full boil what, about a graphic novel a year , and so I have to believe he loves his work Cardboard, a broad, eager, winning fantasy, is his latest, and takes off like a rocket from a simple, tantalizing premise a widower and his [...]

    6. Mike is an out of work carpenter and a widower with a young teen son, Cam When Mike can t afford a birthday present for Cam, he encounters a strange toy salesman who offers him a cardboard box for under a dollar The man gives Mike some rules he has to return any unused cardboard and he can t have .Mike and Cam make a boxer out of the cardboard, and the boxer comes to life Bill and Cam are fast friends, but when Cam s wealthy and mean spirited neighbor Marcus decides he wants magic cardboard, too [...]

    7. The book is great because I really liked how is written and the conflict that was made by the author.I really like how the dad got him a box and the son was fine with it and they made it into a boxer,after they slept the card board became alive and it was mesmerizing that he became alive i would recommend this to 8 graders and below because is a picture book and I don t think every one likes it.

    8. While I think this may have been geared towards a younger audience I absolutely loved this I loved the concept for the story and I related to the characters quite a bit.

    9. Imaginative idea about a widower and his son and how their lives are changed with magical cardboard that comes to life The pages are filled with grief, moving on, action, adventure and bold colors The story is unique and truly creative.

    10. Perfect gift for my 11 year old son He read it in a day Then my 5 year old son wanted me to read it to him and right after we finished it, he asked me to read it to him again This book addresses so many issues, and naturally Nothing seemed pushed or hurried A very fun read that manages to introduce some basic philosophical questions I took a gamble and bought this book online, solely based on its good reviews I m so glad I did I d highly recommend it This could be the book that gets kids into re [...]

    11. This book is about a carpenter and father, raising his young boy by himself, and struggling to provide for the both of them He s looking for a birthday gift for his son and finds a man selling toys on the side of the road He doesn t have much money, and buys a cardboard box, what the seller says is a great father and son project but, there are two rules that come with buying this box He has to give the scraps back and he can t ask for .So with the box, he and his son crafts a boxer, who the son [...]

    12. Doug always has great characters, interesting and deep themes to discover, complex problems to solve, and evil to be defeated and redeemed All with incredible artwork Another great graphic novel

    13. I liked it, it wasn t the best book I ve read, but it was good I have definitely read better Graphic Novels.

    14. From my ComicMix review I find Doug TenNapel a maddeningly inconsistent storyteller He goes from the wonderful Ghostopolis to the disappointing Bad Island while delivering inventive graphics aided with strong color Now we have Cardboard, which starts off with such promise and right around the halfway mark things spiral entirely out of control and become way too over the top.Mike is an independent carpenter who recently lost his wife and the sour economy means he s inching towards bankruptcy We o [...]

    15. Some people from our community think that not getting an item of clothing is hard, but for other people getting a meal is difficult at best That is the life of the two main characters in the book Cardboard The father, Mike, is working his hardest to find a job while his town is going through a poor time On the same day, it is his son s birthday When Mike can t find a present for his son, Cam, he goes to a stand that was advertising free toys The man there sells him cardboard but Mike soon finds [...]

    16. Booklist March 15, 2012 9780545418720 With Ghostopolis 2010 , Bad Island 2011 , and the very recent Ratfist 2011 still practically hot out of the oven, TenNapel has hit a prolific stride, turning out stories featuring whacked out science, organic weirdness, and a hefty emotional heart Here a jobless father gives his son the only birthday gift he can afford in this crushing economy a cardboard box However, the two make a cardboard figure of a boxer, naturally and find themselves with a brand new, [...]

    17. Cardboard is one of those books which will probably divide readers particularly adult readers in the same way that evolving language divides linguists into prescriptivists and descriptivists Sure, it s not my cup of tea after one image early in the book, I will do my best to never, ever, ever get pink eye and quite possibly to stop reading while eating , and I felt some of the Life Lessons of the book were simultaneously too heavy handed and too blithe Yet that first complaint is irrelevant when [...]

    18. Here s a graphic novel you ll want to recommend to your middle grade young adult readers as part of a 40 Book Reading Invitation.Inventive look at life, death, loss, and grieving.This graphic novel reads like Gremlins meets UPS And I love it When an out of work widow goes to find his son a birthday present with his last seventy eight cents, a mysterious man has just the gift a cardboard box But this box comes with certain rules And these rules need to be followed lest the world fall into corruga [...]

    19. Cardboard by Doug TenNapel Cam doesn t like his birthday present at first after all it is a cardboard box but him and dad make the best out of it by building a cardboard boxing man named bill but in the wee hours of night the cardboard box man comes to life Marcus the neighbor hood bully steals the cardboard maker and accidentally creates an evil cardboard army that destroys the neighborhood And tina is the nice lady next door thats in love with dad but hes too afraid of letting go of the past b [...]

    20. CardboardDoug TenNapelI enjoyed Cardboard for two reasons It was face paced as any graphic novel, I suppose and creative I usually do not like graphic novels, but this one was okay It was extremely creative and was fun to read It encourages imagination and has a good moral to the story The protagonist, Cam, is a young boy who receives from his father the worst birthday present Together father and son create something out of nothing and go on an extraordinary adventure There are also some underly [...]

    21. I don t typically read graphic novels My fourth graders love them, but it s not my favorite style I recently got a set of TenNapel s books from and randomly picked this one up last night I was in the mood for something quick The story was creative A dad is out of work and has no money for his son s birthday He brings him home a cardboard box and discovers that anything made with the cardboard can come to life A bad kid in the neighborhood gets a hold of the cardboard and creates a monster army T [...]

    22. My 10 year old daughter sits on my lap and tells me that I have to read this book So, I start reading it out loud in a bad Australian accent one of the first lines was someone saying hello, Mike and when I read it out loud it sounded like hello, Mate Then I couldn t stop, I recommend this reading method I didn t know she had already read it, and she didn t care We read the entire book in two sittings and it was great Definitely something you should read, a modern fairy tale that would make Bette [...]

    23. Not great, not amazing, but overall a decent book I liked the book Cardboard even though it was a bit strange When cardboard people come to life a boy has to save his town from disaster This book was just really weird and the author must have had a very large imagination to think of this bizarre story The reason I didn t really love this graphic novel was because it was a graphic novel I don t enjoy graphic novels like I do with traditional books I can t always find my way around in the right or [...]

    24. This is one of my favorite graphic novels I have ever read It s about a cardboard boxer that helps the young kid in the family learn boxing moves The young kid s mom died but his dad was still alive and living One of the kid s friend took the cardboard maker that makes the cardboard come alive and he made villain s out of it and they destroyed the bully s house and the neighborhood around them.

    25. I didn t know what to expect when I picked this book up I wasn t really sure if I was going to like it because of the graphic novel format and the plot, but you know what they say Don t judge a book by its cover That statement is definitely true in this case, I just couldn t put this book down It was humous and had a great sense of adventure in it I high recommend this book to anyone that wants a quick fun read

    26. Entertaining and creatively illustrated graphic novel of magic cardboard creations come to life and the consequences of failing to comply with the seemingly inconsequential conditions of magic The story begins when a mysterious street vendor sells a cardboard box to a lonely, unemployed father for his son s birthday on the one condition that every scrap of cardboard that is left over be returned Failing to keep his promise to do this, the father and son see all kinds of magic cardboard havoc bre [...]

    27. I Enjoyed This Story Very Very Much I Loved How The Whole Purpose Of This Graphic Novel Was That Cardboard Comes To Life Which Is A Very Cool Story Idea The Characters Were Alright And A Bit Relatable The Story Had A Decent Way To End The Book, I Really Liked The Whole Idea Of Cardboard Coming To Life.

    28. This book was short, but contained lots of action and emotion It was intense, heartfelt, and the characters were also really entertaining to read The ending was sweet and seeing how everything tied together just made me smile.

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