Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Phantom Tollbooth

Over the years, I've perfected the skill of reading aloud without listening to a word I'm reading.  Not with this book though. I recently finished reading this book aloud to the girls and frankly, it is a gem of a book!  It is filled with fabulous descriptions and wonderful word plays.  I listened to every word I read.

Here are a few snippets.  Some wisdom...
The Mathemagician nodded knowingly and stroked his chin several times.  "You'll find, he remarked gently, "that the only thing you can do easily is be wrong and that's hardly worth the effort."
A little humor...
"Wait!" shouted Milo, who'd thought of many more questions he wanted to ask.
"Thirty-four pounds," shrieked the bird as he disappeared into the fog.
"He was certainly no help," said Milo. 
Her eyes sparkled brightly and she answered with a laugh as friendly as the mailman's ring when you know there's a letter for you. 

It was quite enjoyable.

1 comment:

  1. Sarah is scheduled to read this in Sonlight's Core 6. Hmmmmmm.....perhaps I'll read it aloud so we ALL can enjoy it! Thanks for the heads up! Never want to miss a gem of a book!