For the past week or so, we have been greatly enjoying David Hyde Pierce's narration of The Phantom Tollbooth. I loved the story as a kid, and valiantly tried it as a read aloud last spring, but it proved beyond me and we gave up about a third of the way in. Pierce is amazing in his ability to give voice to the motley assortment of characters we meet on Milo's journey--if I didn't know better I would never have believed that only one person was narrating. All three children (the almost teenager, the nine-year-old, and the oh-so-picky almost-six-year-old) are loving listening to it and will be sad when it's finished. Suggestions for what to put in the car next are welcome!
|photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons|
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