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Educator and Parent of a 1, 4, and 7 year old Written byjenb2 January 30, 2015
AGE
9
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Enjoyable for kids and adults.

I read this aloud to my 7 1/2 year old and she enjoyed the plot, but a lot of humor was lost because of her age. For my younger children I will wait till they are 9.
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Parent of a 7 year old Written bySheSpeeds March 12, 2014
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8
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This is my favorite childhood book!!

I'm so excited that my son is now old enough that he too might enjoy the Phantom Tollbooth. We are reading it together at night, since the vocabulary is a little ahead of his reading level so far. He is 7.
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Parent Written bySunnyScarlet January 23, 2012
AGE
8
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Ridiculously Fun, Imaginative, and Thought Provoking

I read this to my 8 year old daughter and my 7 year old son. Having grown up watching the movie, it was delightful to read the book. There was greater depth, even more fascinating characters, and the situations and experiences the characters went through added a dimension beyond that of the movie to entice the imagination. My daughter was much more enthralled than my son, largely due to the advanced vocabulary words and concepts that required much more in depth thinking. My daughter, who loves the 1970 movie, said that the book was much better than the movie. She was delighted all the way through.
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