Happy Birthday, Brian Selznick!

July 14th, 2012 by


Photo from Selznick’s publisher’s website

If you were awestruck by Wonderstruck or intrigued by The Invention of Hugo Cabret, then now’s the time to celebrate the creative force behind those two beautiful books: author/illustrator Brian Selznick!

That’s right — today is his birthday! So throw confetti in the air! Bake a cake! Put on a party hat! Pin the tail on the donkey!

Or, you know, you could do something a little more low-key… Like maybe:

  • Watch the movie Hugo, based on Selznick’s book
  • Get the inside scoop on Hugo Cabret from Selznick himself, on his jam-packed website
  • Play games at the official sites for Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck (FYI, I contributed to those sites and still work for the publisher of the books, so I hope you like what you find there!)
  • Eat ice cream (okay, yes, sometimes I just use author birthdays as an excuse for ice cream — you caught me…)

Oh yeah, and I almost forgot — you can also celebrate by sending in YOUR review of one of Selnick’s books! Or just leave a comment and tell me your thoughts on Hugo, Wonderstruck, or anything else by the birthday boy!

— Karen

One of the greatest moments Karen has ever experienced on the subway = when a teen dude sitting next to her yelped upon seeing Wonderstruck in her hand, because Hugo Cabret is his favorite book. One of the few times Karen didn’t mind talking to a stranger on the train!

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