If your kids love to be read to [or even if they don't] you have got to get The Invention of Hugo Cabret! It is AWESOME [high-pitched singing voice]!!!
It has you immediately captivated. The pictures tell part of the story - sometimes there are just a few pages of pictures showing you what is going on. When I began reading it Sophia asked me as I flipped the pages one after the other, "Are there words in this book?"!!
The girls just don't want me to stop reading at night. And frankly, neither do I. But we must sleep. And we must savor it!