Thursday, March 13, 2008


Shaun Tan
Genre: YA Graphic Novel
Published: 2007
Personal Rating: 4.5/5
Yearly Count: 33

Wow! I think this one is best left to speak show for itself. I will say, however, that I was really taken by the profound impact it had on me. There's nothing in it that would prevent children from "reading" it, but the impression would not be as deep due to their lack of experience. Adults should definitely give it a viewing.


  1. Trish ~ Honestly, I didn't mean for it to be a "teaser". I didn't know anything about this and LOVED discovering the message on my own. I just want the same for others. Try it, you'll like it. :)

  2. Thanks, Joy! To the list this goes, for sure!

  3. Debi ~ My suggestion would be to go slowly. Take in every picture. I can't wait to read your thoughts.

  4. This was my absolute favourite book of 2007, which completely blew me away given that it has no words! Just amazing, amazing pictures and great message.

    I think that the message will also be somewhat personal for most people as well. I read it through with my 8 year old, and he got a completely different story out of it than I did, but it was definitely worthwhile sharing with him.

  5. Marg ~ That's what I thought about younger children "reading" it; however, there's nothing wrong with that! :)

  6. i'd not heard of this book nor this author. i'm adding it to my to-read list!

  7. Alison ~ Oh good! :)


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