September 15th, 2011 by Nancy
This week I was lucky enough to go to a launch party for Brian Selznick’s new book Wonderstruck, which I raved about in our Fall Preview themed podcast.
The party was held at the NYC bookstore Books of Wonder, which got a bit of a makeover for the night and became Books of Wonderstruck!
Check out this awesome display in the window of the bookstore — if you don’t quite understand what’s there… well, I recommend picking up a copy of Wonderstruck. After you finish reading this, of course.
The event itself was even more awe-inspiring than the window display! Brian Selznick did an audio/visual presentation, answered questions from the audience, and signed copies of his books. And the whole thing was interpreted by a professional American Sign Language interpreter, which was fitting because some of the characters in Wonderstruck are deaf.
Of course, all of this made me even more excited for Hugo, the upcoming film adaptation of Brian Selznick’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret!
Have you picked up (the very heavy) Wonderstruck yet? If so, send in a review to be featured on the Kidsmomo podcast or leave a comment!
Nancy was too busy watching the presentation to eat. Her mission next time she visits Books of Wonder is to get a snack from their cafe!