Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Otter Nonsense

Norton Juster and Eric Carle
Philomel Books, 1982

Ha! With summer usurping all of my blog time, I should just call this "Taking It Easy Tuesday"... Fans of The Phantom Tollbooth and all things Eric Carle will love these exceptional animal puns and wacky word plays. Wonderful line drawings illustrate this series of sillies from the genius that brought us such incredible banter as...

"You're on the Island of Conclusions."

"But how did we get here?" asked Milo.

"You jumped, of course," explained Canby. "That's the way most everyone gets here. It's really quite simple: every time you decide something without having a good reason, you jump to Conclusions whether you like it or not. It's such an easy trip to make that I've been here hundreds of times."

"But this is such an unpleasant looking place," Milo remarked.

"Yes, that's true," admitted Canby; "it does look much better from a distance."

Phantom Tollbooth slays me every time! But seriously, folks... Anything involving animals doing human things cracks my son up.... otterly hilarious!


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Anonymous said...

ooooh I love norton - my dog is named Tock! I haven't seen this book - thanks!

Angelica said...

This is so great. Made me smile!

Paula said...

Love it! Another one added on my to find list.

Janna said...

I didn't realize Eric Carle did any line drawing illustrations... cool.

Kimberly said...

Wonderful! I've got to find this one.

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