“The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick is quickly becoming one of our favorite books. Chloe and I started reading it together last weekend, and we had an hourlong marathon session this evening before bed.
What we love about this book is that it contains all of the elements we love: it takes place in Paris, it serves up lots of adventure and mystery, and has beautiful illustrations that advance the plot. Two of the main characters are smart, industrious children. At first she didn’t understand why there are so many drawings, but now she can’t get enough of them. And it’s also about the history of movies, in particular the filmmaker Georges Méliès. The book is magical.
Chloe can barely contain herself when I tell her it’s time to stop reading and go to sleep. “Please, please read more!” The book is so enjoyable, in fact, that I just may have to sneak into her room tonight and read the rest of it myself. I’m not sure I’ll be able to wait until tomorrow