|I borrowed this graphic novel from the Children's department but its heartwarming story (and engaging illustrations) would appeal to a lot of adults, too. It is about a widowed, out-of-work dad that wants to get some kind of birthday present for his son. A man selling toys from a stand on the street sells him an empty cardboard box "full of father-son possibilities" for 78 cents but there are two rules: the father must bring back any cardboard scraps leftover from whatever he and his son make with the box, and they must not ask the salesman for more cardboard. The father and son make a cardboard man...and he comes alive! The father forgets about the rules, though, and this has disasterous results. Or does it?