A pick, but honestly I wish the whole thing had taken place in Dictionopolis 🤣
"But I wouldn't worry too much about it, for you can swim all day in the sea of knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do."
I am really enjoying the wordplay in this book. Thanks to the #littens that encouraged me to read it!
“You must never feel badly about making mistakes," explained Reason quietly, "as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”
Somehow I had never read this children's classic until the play was included in our newest literature textbooks for 6th grade. Love this quote! ?
"Words and numbers are of equal value, for, in the cloak of knowledge, one is warp and the other woof. It is no more important to count the sands than it is to name the stars."
The 10 books that made their way home with me today. I was thrilled to find some newer ones on the shelf, but I was easily the most excited to finally have my own copy of one of my childhood favourites, The Phantom Tollbooth. I reread it for the #ThrowbackReadathon I cohosted with @monalyisha and I loved it just as much as I had as a child. This was SUCH a great day!♥️
Now to go peel off those darn stickers 😤
This fantasy novel is perfect for an independent reading book in the classroom. For milo, everything‘s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he‘s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason!
I read this over and over when I was a kid and my copy eventually fell apart. Reading it again felt magical. I forgot how clever this book is. It is fun going back and reading favorites. I have been finding the now-me still loves the then-me favorites.
I have been in a reading funk and this got me out of it! As a kid I dismissed this because of the phantom in the title. More fool me! The word play and world building would have been. Up my 9 year old alley and were a lot of fun now. Yes it‘s a tad preachy and the takeaway about the importance of learning is pretty obvious but the book is none the worse for it!
My friends over at He Read She Read launched their bookish pod shortly after I launched mine, and for week two of Manuary, I welcome half of their awesome team — Curtis! In chatting about 1961 classic The Phantom Tollbooth, we journey with the apathetic Milo in a giant toy car through the zany lands of Wisdom. Curtis and I also geek out over wordplay and speculate about what the kids are doing these days. click the link in my bio to listen! 🎧
1. The Phantom Tollbooth
3. Besides reading or buying books?....well let's see🤔...Watch dvds📀, EAT!🍽, run in the morning👟, or try every new boba tea house🍵
4. Anywhere where I could have the ocean at my back porch
5. Hi everyone 🙋♀️❤
I‘ve never read this classic so I‘m finally going in. 😊
I was a voracious reader as a child, but most of the books I read then were apparently forgettable, given that I have forgotten them. Not so, "The Phantom Tollbooth", with its sharp humour and clever wordplay it stayed with me over the years.
I got a copy to read to my children (I know they enjoyed it, but probably not as much as I enjoyed reading it to them) and have re-read it to myself for the pure nostalgic pleasure of doing so. ????
#riotgrams June 10th, a book that Deserves More Readers
May 21: #ReadingResolutions #Child— this is one of those books that I just keep coming back to every couple years... it holds everything that I love about books and the imagination of childhood and the power of words! Plus it always takes me back to be a child and myself and my older brother and younger sister would act out parts from the book 🤓🤓🤓
This Mother's Day, like last year, I wore my Phantom Tollbooth T-shirt. Last year was just for comfy fun; this year, in honor of DH's gift: a hardcover signed by both Juster & Feiffer (pictured 3rd from bottom of stack)! Squee! The existing collection included audio narrated by David Hyde Pierce (I am currently re-reading this way on occasional nights), ratty softcovers (mine & NOS's), 50th anniv, random hc, and annotated. Can you tell I'm a fan?
Page 66 before we meet the first female character. And she‘s old. And a witch. Sigh. I know it‘s too much to expect from a book written in 1961, but ...
If you read out loud to your kids, do you ever change the genders or qualities of characters in old books?
Somehow I managed to have never read this one before! Very cute story, whimsical and silly with lots of wordplay. I‘ve heard it compared with Alice in Wonderland and I‘d say that‘s fair. It had a very Sixties vibe to it but still clever even for a modern reader.