I found this rather lame and it didn t have a very good plot The illustrations are wonderful but creepy Not the monster illustrations but the illustrations of humans specifically the face of Mr
I found this rather lame and it didn't have a very good plot.The illustrations are wonderful, but creepy. Not the monster illustrations, but the illustrations of humans - specifically the face of Mr. Blake. It gives me the heebie-jeebies. It's just the smiling face of an older man, but for some reason I shiver every time I see it. Not pleasant.And the story doesn't make any sense. Nor is it particularly compelling.Alonzo is a boy who loves monster movies. He was born on Halloween. He wants to be the "boy of a thousand faces" and so he makes different faces, sometimes monster faces, and takes Polaroids of them - he has 23. There's this plot about him writing to a horror show host, and there's a plot about something called The Beast coming to town. This "Beast" was not explained or described, and it's activities were not described. And in the end (view spoiler)[ absolutely nothing happened.(hide spoiler)] Very lame and disappointing. The horror-show host subplot was just as stupid, but at least they explained stuff.You can totally skip this one. Trust me.A viral The Boy of a Thousand Faces Author Brian Selznick go inside Books Because Alonzo King was born on Halloween, he has always loved monsters But no one would ever guess that he lives in a haunted house with a graveyard out back, communicates with the dead, turns into a six armed, slime covered creature, or is a walking encyclopedia on horror films However, when The Beast arrives, not even Alonzo can track it down Will he be able to solveBecause Alonzo King was born on Halloween, he has always loved monsters But no one would ever guess that he lives in a haunted house with a graveyard out back, communicates with the dead, turns into a six armed, slime covered creature, or is a walking encyclopedia on horror films However, when The Beast arrives, not even Alonzo can track it down Will he be able to solve the mystery of the creature stalking his town and make his dream of becoming The Boy of a Thousand Faces come true. Hello there My name is Brian Selznick and I m the author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret I was born in 1966 in New Jersey I have a sister who is a teacher, a brother who is a brain surgeon, and five nephews and one niece I studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and after I graduated from college I worked at Eeyore s Books for Children in New York City I learned all about children s books from my boss Steve Geck who is now an editor of children s books at Greenwillow While I was at Eeyore s I also painted the windows for holidays and book events My first book, The Houdini Box, which I both wrote and illustrated, was published in 1991 while I was still working at the bookstore Since then, I have illustrated many books for children, including Frindle by Andrew Clements, The Doll People by Ann Martin and Laura Godwin, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Mu oz Ryan and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which received a 2001 Caldecott Honor.I have also written a few other books myself, including The Boy of a Thousand Faces, but The Invention of Hugo Cabret is by far the longest and most involved book I ve ever worked on I live in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.. The best Book The Boy of a Thousand Faces Read with my granddaughter Aniyah. We will read The Houdini Box next in preparation for the journey into The Invention of Hugo Cabret. This was a great story. Beautiful illustrations and a fine tale to go with them. Aniyah loved it.