Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Marveltown by Bruce McCall
Marveltown's adults are outstanding inventors, but when their best engineers create giant but stupid robots that threaten the town, it is the children's outrageous creations that save the day.


Steven Heller/New York Times said...

...Marveltown, as chronicled in Bruce McCall's first children's book, is the place to be.…Despite the joyful fantasy world McCall has invented, where red biplanes pull sky-skiers through the clouds, I cannot believe that 5- or 6-year-olds will totally appreciate the humor. This book is so comically sophisticated, and sprinkled with such subtle details, that younger readers are likely to find it confusing. That said, for older children the zaniness should be enthralling.

Steve Martin said...

...Marveltown made me laugh out loud. Newfangled and old-fashioned all at the same time, it's full of the best joys of childhood and adulthood. This is an absolutely wonderful book.

Jerry Seinfeld said...

...Marveltown is another great ride through what has to be the most funnest visual imagination in any town! Bruce McCall has been making me laugh since he invented the "Bulgemobiles" for National Lampoon way back when. I love everything he does.