Thursday, February 2, 2012

Daring You to Read - The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (Illustrated by Jules Feiffer)

Daring You to Read is hosted every week by Tynga over at Tynga's Reviews.

Here's how it works:

- You choose a book you’ve read, loved and would dare your readers to read!
- The book you choose must be an older release (at least 6 months ago), because let’s be honest, we’re all quite aware of the latest releases.
- Write your own blog post, using the button and linking back to Tynga’s Reviews, inviting your readers to read your chosen book.
- Come back on Tynga’s Reviews and put your link in the linking tool.
- Browse other bloggers Dare and let them know if you’ve read their featured book, or plan on reading it.
- Super easy and an awesome way to discover that special book who might have slipped off your radar!

This week I'm daring you to read an old classic. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.

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 even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it's exciting beyond his wildest dreams...

This book is one I originally think I saw as a cartoon, then read later. I loved both versions and even re-read the book when I was pregnant with my youngest. It was just as much fun as it had been the first time. More so, probably, because I was old enough to understand all the humor in it this time. It's clever and witty and playful. It's just a wonderful read.

Who knows, maybe I can get my youngest to read if I give her this book. :-)

So, pick it up and have a look if you haven't. If you have, why not re-read it?

I dare you.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read this one yet but I have heard so many good things about it! I added it to my request list at my library! Thanks for the dare.



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