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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Cardboard by Doug Tennapel

His eyes gave me the creeps. Of course, there’s some Marilyn Manson-loving freak who, in a comp It’s hard to review this caedboard. The reader is most likely looking for an accurate description of the classes if they are often carxboard. Ghostopolis Imagine Garth Hale’s surprise when he’s accidentally zapped to the spirit world by Frank Gallows, a washed-out ghost wrangler.

The focus on the importance of family. Loved it all around. This graphic novel reads like Gremlins meets UPS. A promise is broken to a cat, and the whole world goes wrong.

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gennapel 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. There’s something programmed about them, like the over-familiar dramatic riffs in so many movies.

A fun adventure packed with action that will find an audience. The somber tone throughout much of the story may not work for all kids, and there are hints of edgier topics like unemployment, loneliness, and adult romance, but most kids will glaze over these issues and focus on the wild images and fantastic idea of building living creatures out of cardboard. Despite having nothing, Mike and Cam share a strong bond that TenNapel portrays with great care, and you can feel the love they share for each other.


A promise is broken to a yellow dwarf, and the whole world goes wrong. What both stories bring to mind are the parallels they hold to the Christian story. A girl is given a box on condition she does not open it; she opens it, and all the evils of this world rush out at her. The Rise of Herk on Scholastic Graphix Nnewts Book 1 Escape from the Lizzarks A little hero faces big challenges in the first book of this totally unique fantasy-adventure series.

Buy Tommysaurus Rex on Amazon. Immediately, she took to it, wanting to “Look Inside” again and again. Strangely enough, this is the first graphic novel of his that I’ve read, even though these have been his most prevalent artform.

We never quite know or how Gideon obtained this wondrous object. People that come to life. Cam and Marcus had a conflict with each other due to the sides they were on. Nothing too fancy, just good storytelling. Imaginative idea about a widower and his son and how their lives are changed with magical cardboard that comes to life.

There is also a wonderfully refreshing refusal on the author’s part to play into the PC culture that so often corrupts art like this. Families can talk about bullies. Doug tries to write and draw something every day as a discipline that also happens to be a career.

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Dout others even though you don’t believe they deserve it. Good battles evil, and the world hangs in the balance! Return to Book Page. After son and father work together to build a boxer named Bill out of the cardboard, they cardboafd surprised to find that he comes alive.

For those who cadboard with magic as a reason for cardboard cutouts to act alive, there is a vague attempt to explain how the cardboard comes to life – cardbkard it’s even more bizarre so just go with it. Cam and his Dad are going through a rough time. Failing to keep his promise to do this, the father and son see all kinds of magic cardboard havoc b Entertaining and creatively illustrated graphic novel of magic cardboard creations come to life—and the consequences of failing to comply with the seemingly inconsequential conditions of magic.


I read a lot of comics, and I can say without hesitation that it has been years since I read something this well done. I didn’t know what to expect when I picked this book up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by tennapdl of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Then there was also the weakness for cardboard.

I liked the beginning as Cam’s father gives him a box for his birthday and they come to find out that it has magical powers. The Battle for Amphibopolis on Amazon. Aug 17, Kent R.

It all reeks of Screenwriting I really like how the dad got him a box and the son was fine with it and they made it into a boxer,after they slept the card board became alive and it was mesmerizing that he became alive i would recommend this to 8 graders and below because is a picture book and I don’t think every one likes it.

His performs live art demonstrations on his Facebook page, and has animated using pixel art for clients like BlueSky software and Electronic Arts. The narrative started to fall apart a bit at this point.