Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

The first book I read to my class this year was The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. It has always been a fun book to read aloud to my class and I wanted to read it before the movie adaptation Hugohit the theaters. I then realized that Brian Selznick had a new book coming out called  Wonderstruck. As soon as it was available, I bought I copy and read it to my class. My fourth graders love both books. This is how I know. Every Friday when we go to library, someone in my class takes out either book to reread.  I think that both books have stayed in constant rotation in my classroom all year! Here is a link to my classroom blog with posts on "The Adventure of Hugo Cabret". Here is a Glogster interactive poster that I made for my class before I read them Wonderstruck. It was made to provide them some background information that would help them enjoy Wonderstruck as I read it to them. Hover the mouse over the poster and click "view full size

Here is virtual field trip presented by Brian Selznick and Scholastic to the American Museum of Natural History. 

Here is a reader's guide to Wonderstruck and other Brian Selznick books. Here is a video interview from Kid Reporter with Brian Selznick.