The Phantom Tollbooth

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Trip to enchanted world excites learning in kids' classic.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 8+

Gives important life perspectives

My Sophia and I read this and loved it! After reading the first chapter, we couldn’t set it down. It is witty, clever, fun, and has amazing artwork. The Phantom Tollbooth is a great play on words and takes your mind to another universe!!!

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age 10+

One of the best books ever written for children and adults alike!

We hve read this book multipe times. It is great one to read every few years. It gets better the older you get. It is the ultimate ode to learning and the importance of Rhyme and Reason in our lives.The importance of time and thinking (it helps to get the wheels turning). It tells you how easy it is to jump to conclusions, how to choose our words wisely as we may have to eat them (the Royal banquet was awesome). I highly recommend it for a wholesome experience.A great book to read (and laugh) aloud as a family. My 11 year old could hardly put it down.

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