A classic children’s book, this comic fantasy story takes readers with Milo through several very odd lands filled with word play, puzzles, and tricks. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! But it isn’t just frivolous and at the end Milo learns an important lesson we all need reminding of every now and then.
Black-and-white illustrations. Features an appreciation by Maurice Sendak, award-winning author of Where the Wild Things Are! This is one of the books students read in Hewitt’s Lightning Literature and Composition program for Grades 5. It can be purchased separately or in a pack.