After a fun-filled adventure in Ireland with my husband, I am happy to return to blogging today. I will share more about my trip in the weeks to come, but I can now honestly say that you can never eat too much fish and chips, hear too much great Irish music, or visit too many castles--although my husband would argue this last point! J
Today I am happy to present the next installment in my Young Reader Review series. Our reviewer today is Ethan, a super smart fourth grader who has loved books all of his life and is very excited to share a new favorite with us. It is so nice to know that there are such enthusiastic young readers out there, isn't it?
Ethan. Thank you so much for joining us today! Tell us a little about yourself.
I am 10 years old, LOVE Minecraft, LEGOs, books, and
TV. Playing the piano is something I really enjoy. When I grow up, I want to be
an astronaut because I love space.
Wow! You have a lot of wonderful interests! What
types of books do you enjoy reading?
Graphic novels are my favorite. My favorite graphic
novel series is called Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. Maybe soon I can
do a YRR about this book, too!
I like classics too. The novels I've read that I
really liked are Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,
Alice in Wonderland, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, and The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. And I just
started Oliver Twist!
know it is hard to pick a favorite book of all time, but tell us about your
I recently finished reading a book called WONDERSTRUCK
by Brian Selznick.
I think I like this novel because it’s a great
intertwinement of picture and story, past and far past. In this sub-graphic
novel (50% drawing, 50% words), a boy named Ben sets out to find his dad, who
he thinks is in New York. Instead he finds someone he didn't expect.
Rose’s story as a girl in 1927 is told in drawings
alone. Ben’s story in 1977 intertwines with Rose's to make an interesting
story. Both Ben and Rose are deaf. Ben starts out hearing impaired, but after
being struck by lightning he becomes deaf. This is the first book I have read
that both of the main characters are deaf.
WONDERSTRUCK sounds like a great book with a unique perspective. I will have to check it out! Are
there any kinds of books that you wish there were more of?
E-books. I wish there were more E-books. When I read
E-books, I feel like I combine my love for electronics and my love for reading.
Well I think you're in luck, Ethan--the publishing industry is definitely making room for more E-books. It is amazing to have access to thousands of books on one little E-reader, isn't it? Is
there anything else you’d like to share?
Let me know if your readers want me to do a YRR on Zita
I definitely will! Thanks
again for joining us today, Ethan, and Happy Reading!
welcome! Thanks for posting my review on WONDERSTRUCK!J