Thursday, March 13, 2014

Five favorite fictional creatures

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Molly Schoemann-McCann tagged five favorite fictional creatures, including:
Tock (The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster)

Tock the watchdog has a lot going for him. For one thing, he’s a dog, but he’s also a clock: two in one! Also, once you get past his gruff exterior, he’s loyal, loving, and punctual—and he makes sure that you never waste a single moment of the day. I tend to like my dogs lazy, with a side of cuddly—but I think Tock and I would still hit it off. Bonus: you’ll always know when it’s time to feed him (although…dogs without clocks in their bodies always seem to know when it’s dinnertime, too).
Read about the other entries on the list. 

The Phantom Tollbooth is one of Rebecca Stead's favorite classic American novels for children that may be overlooked outside of the US and is a book Cristina GarcĂ­a hopes parents will read to their kids.

--Marshal Zeringue