Reading Out Loud

July 17, 2007 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

I picked up a copy of The Phantom Tollbooth the other day. I’ll sometimes do that – get a copy of a book I enjoyed as a kid just to see if it holds up as an adult read. Books like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, and A Wrinkle In Time have done so – so well that I’ve actually enjoyed them more from an adult perspective than I did as a kid. Sadly, at least so far, The Phantom Tollbooth will not join them in that “honor.”

I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit, but it’s a bit too preachy….or maybe teachy is a better word to be ageless. That’s not to say it isn’t timeless. The book is extremely charming and I remember adoring it growing up.  I’d love to read it to my children one day. I can imagine with all the different characters it would make quite a fun audio book as well. But of course, an audio book might defeat the purpose of teaching children about reading and learning and that words are fun and do have meaning in all their forms.

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Entry filed under: books.

Miggida Miggida Miggida Mac Yeah, so…Hanson

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