"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. My choice this week:Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick
Release date: September 13, 2011
A new Brian Selznick book! I am absolutely HEAD OVER HEELS for Selznick's previous book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, one of the most awesome Caldecott medal winners ever. In addition to being a captivating story, it's ridiculously fun to recommend that book to a 9-year-old. Their eyes widen with doubt as they see the heft of the enormous 533-page tome, and then they breathe a sigh of relief when it's revealed that half the pages are pictures. Hee! If you haven't read Hugo Cabret, go read it.
Like, now. Right now.
I'm serious, what are you waiting for?
Okay, so, you've read it? Good. Now you know why I'm so excited for Wonderstruck. According to School Library Journal, it follows the same format as Hugo Cabret: a story told in both words and pictures. And I'm extra giddy about this one because it looks like Wonderstruck involves one of my favorite storytelling devices- where seemingly unrelated plots come together in a surprising way. Plus, 460 pages of Selznick's incredible art! I. CAN'T. WAIT.