Cam’s down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it’s the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend. Cam’s father comes home with a cardboard box for Cam’s birthday. Little do they know the havoc the cardboard will wreak on their lives. Read Common Sense Media’s Cardboard review, age rating, and parents guide. Cardboard Book Poster Image Doug Tennapel · Fantasy; Save.

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Marcus steals some cardboard and creates some monsters who make more monsters and transform the house and attempt to transform the earth into a giant Cardboard world, conquering it and making dardboard theirs. For kids who love graphic novels and comics. Give it a read whether you share that worldview or not and you’re bound to have a good time.

However, unlike these stories, our fall and corruption took no power out of God’s hands. I took a gamble and bought this book online, solely based on its good reviews.

Tennqpel the coug widower whose inability to move on in life calls to mind Finding Nemo. Some people from our community think that not getting an item of clothing is hard, but for other people getting a meal is difficult at best.

Cardboard by Doug Tennapel

The weapons are made out of the magic cardboard and only injure cardboard creatures. Oct 30, River rated it it was amazing.

Gideon, learns that Mike’s son Cam is a really good boy and so he sells Mike a cardboard box for 78 cents. I was worried that it might be too “scary” for her but she was fine with it; worried the words may be too advanced, she did very well in reading it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Parents need to know that Cardboard is a fabulous graphic novel with lots of action sequences, a vicious bully, and references to a mother’s death.


Learn how we rate. From my ComicMix review: Please try again later. I can think of a dozen students who would stay awake too late reading this book, another dozen who would never trust me again if I recommended it to them, and very few who would not care one way or the other.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The young kid’s mom died but his dad was still alive and living. I am one happy Momma! Now I know what to recommend to neocon parents who come to the library looking for handouts books for their kids sons.

He has to give the scraps back and he can’t ask for more.

When the alignment is irregular, disturbed, or even carddboard disconnected in works such as V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloydor, or American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang the works are more complex and difficult to read and understand. Continue reading Show less.

Cardboard – Doug TenNapel

For Your Family Log in Sign me up. Follow us on Twitter GoodComics4Kids. He currently lives in Franklin, Tennessee. Gideon says, can be made into anything as long as you use your imagination.

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Sep 01, Kathryn rated it liked it. The characters in these stories create, and their creations fall and run wild.

He is also between jobs and no one is hiring. How old is your kid?

This book is yet another example to me of what I like about TenNapel. He has as much control over his story as TenNapel has over those he writes, well I think it’s all up to the reader to decide how old Cam really is. If you don’t know who that is, he has defined what makes a fairy tale.


See and discover other items: Gr Cam’s unemployed father can only afford a cardboard box for his son’s birthday present. Showing of reviews. Want personalized picks that tennapl your family? It encourages imagination and has a good “moral to the story.

Another foray into the middle grades graphic novel genre for me! He acknowledges the editorial contributions that he felt made the book work but frankly, it needed serious editorial guidance to retain the emotional core which was sacrificed for too much cardboard plotting.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The creating characters in these stories are shocked, surprised, and uncertain, where God is none of those. Doug Tennapel Fantasy Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Cardboard 1 2 May 06, Not great, not amazing, but overall a decent book.

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In my own personal collection, this book would get 1 star, but I feel oddly compelled to give it 2 stars here just for being a well produced piece of conservative American culture in a genre that is–ah, let’s be honest–a slightly different mix of conservative American culture most of the time anyway.

Where Cam has nothing but a good heart, Marcus is a pale, shallow boy spoiled by expensive toys, a wealthy family, and no cares for anyone but himself. Comics and Graphic Novels This is a list of new books he has completed as well as older books which may be out of print.