TenNapel, Doug (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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After Cam's father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday, they fashion it into a man that comes to life, but things spin out of control when a bully steals a scrap of the cardboard to create creatures that disobey his orders and multiply into an army.
Authors: TenNapel, Doug
Statement of Responsibility: Doug TenNapel
Title: Cardboard
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic,, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 283 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,24 cm.
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Report This Apr 03, 2014
  • mandreyu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Personally, i think dough is one of the best authors EVER!

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  • Max58 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is sooooo awesome. Read other series from the same author.

Report This Dec 18, 2013
  • Sukhveer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

you wont believe it the book is awesome I encourage you to read it.

It's a great book.If you like this book you should also read: Tommysaurs Rex Bad Island and Ghostopolis.

Report This Nov 18, 2013
  • Team_NMR rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a so-so graphic novel although I'd rate it pretty good!

Report This Sep 03, 2013
  • AxewMunchax15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

First of all the book Ghostopolis was the bool that brought me down to cardboard. Anyhow the book card board is a fasinating book that you must read it is full of surprises and will not let you take your eyes of it it is such a great book i am giving it a 5 star rating

Report This Jun 17, 2013
  • kingkongjamaica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Has kept me reading and is full of suprises

Report This May 20, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Cardboard won me over and I had an excellent time reading it in one sitting over breakfast the other morning. I have to admit I was tentative heading into the book because: I wasn't crazy about TenNapel's "critically acclaimed" effort Bad Island , couldn't get into his Ratfist and only read the first few pages, and only decided to read this one at the request of a colleague who wasn't crazy about it. So I went in not expecting to care for the book and ended up pleasantly surprised. --- We have Cardboard in our teen collection and I'm not sure it belongs there, though. The protagonists are an out-of-work carpenter and his son who seems to be around ten, with the supporting characters being an adult neighbor, a neighborhood bully and peer of Cam's, and cardboard bill, another adult--so not a proper teen in sight. At least, the boys appeared preteen to me, though I don't think the book ever states their ages, and certainly works better if they are. For readers around age ten, this story works in quite a few issues with pretty good depth and complexity; for readers fifteen and up, I can see the issues feeling a bit more simplified and reduced. For younger readers, then, this is a rousing adventure with complicated characters and relationship issues. --- I think the moment, very early on, that fully won me over, was Gideon's presentation of the cardboard: --- "A good boy is rare indeed! . . . I have the best, most amazing, and utterly stupendous gift in the history of the universe . . . but I'm saving it for a really good kid!" --- "Gideon, this is an empty box." --- "Empty? It's full! Full of ideas . . . projects . . . adventure!" --- "He does like to make things." --- "Now you're getting it! Make a submarine, a monster, a train! It beats the heck out of some dumb ol' hundred-dollar, remote-controlled car! --- "To the nakes eye, it appears to be just a plain old cardboard vessel! But this is actually a father-and-son project in disguise! Slay the giant! Kill the Nazis! Hunt for buried treasure! It's up to you! --- "No, this is not just a box! It's everything mankind ever needed to accomplish pressed into a cube of corrugated pulp!" --- Of course, that speech takes on a whole new meaning once Mike and Cam realize that anything they make from the cardboard comes to life, complete with existential angst and a Pandora's box of trouble. --- Oh, and the artwork. Bright, vibrant, expressive, and angular, I'm not sure it would work for every story, but it suited this one excellently.

Report This May 07, 2013
  • chistizhu8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The beginning was a bit slow, but the climax is great

Report This Mar 19, 2013
  • Szarky rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I had to give up on this one quite early on, just felt too childish.

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