You know, the cat who could barely read not that long ago? I finished reading a book with 627 pages! That is not a typo. Six hundred and twenty-seven! Far out, huh? Well, it really did have that many pages, but not all of them had words. Okay, so less than half of them had words. But still!
My recommendation for Operation Story Share today is called Wonderstuck by Brian Selznick. See, it starts out as two stories. Ben’s story is told in words. Rose’s story is told in pictures. My whiskers are twitching, wanting to tell you all about it, but I don’t want to ruin it for you. So I will just share what one reviewer said about it.
In the first of two alternating stories, Ben is struck deaf moments after discovering a clue to his father’s identity, but undaunted, he follows the clue’s trail to the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City. Flash to Rose’s story, told simultaneously through pictures, who has also followed the trail of a loved one to the museum—only 50 years before Ben. Ultimately, their lives collide in a surprising and inspired twist that is breathtaking and life-affirming.
That’s like a lot of fancy words to say that Wonderstuck by Brian Selznick is an AWESOME book, and I totally think you should read it. I know it looks way long and weighs a ton, but dude, if I can do it, so can you! And it’s super fun to “read” a story in pictures! Would I lie to you?