Phantom Tollbooth Chapter-A-Night

Welcome to our Chapter-A-Night site! We have fun information and activities about The Phantom Tollbooth here!

Before We Begin

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! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams. . .

Week 1, April 12 - April 18, 2015

The author of the Phantom Tollbooth is Norton Juster. Read about him here.

My Accidental Masterpiece: the Phantom Tollbooth

"Tollbooth" Author Norton Juster Plays "Not my job" on "Wait Wait. . .don't tell me"

Jules Feiffer is the Illustrator of the Phantom Tollbooth. Learn more about him here.

Read about both the author and the illustrator.

More about the book itself.

And the Phantom Tollbooth in general. Enjoy your reading!

Week 2, April 19 - April 25, 2015

Make Your Own Crossword Puzzle or Word Search!

Use one of your new vocabulary words five times today.

Make alphabet letters using this clay recipe or cookie dough recipe at this website.

Week 3, April 26 - May 2, 2015

Make a map to go to an imaginary place.
Make a map here.
What is the place called?
What is the geography?
Do the place names represent something about about the people, or what it looks like?
What are the people, animals and plants like?

Week 4, May 3 - May 9, 2015

Vocabulary – Have you noticed any interesting words? Interesting word play? idioms

· Can a phrase mean two things at once?

· Post the one most interesting to you. Make up your own.

Make a coat of arms for your family. Put an example to start with online.

Plan a meal fit for a king.

· Draw picture

· Set the table

· Main dish, side dishes, dessert, beverage

Week 5, May 10 - May 16, 2015

This week we have lots to think about. Let's get artistic!

Test your hearing. Why do sounds change? Learn about sound with the activities on this page from The Guide for Using the Phantom Tollbooth in the Classroom, written by Kathleen L. Bulloch and Illustrated by Theresa M. Wright.

Speaking of sound, have you ever tried to show something without sound? Create your own pantomime skit. Here is some inspiration for you from Youtube:

* Buscando Amor

*Historia de Amor

* Mimos de Amor

Do you think music improves your artistic ability? Give this a try:

•Get out your paint supplies and sit down and paint.

Now, paint while you listen to music.

•Do you notice a change?

•What happens to your painting?

•Try different types of music.

Post your experiences below as a Comment. Let's "hear" all about it!

Week 6, May 17 - May 23, 2015

This week we are Math Wizards!

Create your own Dodecahedron. Here is a website that will give you instructions:

Math is Fun!

For magic with math, check out this PBS website.

Create a Mobius strip. Watch these Youtube videos to see how it's done:

- No Magic at All: Mobius Strip

- Awesome Science Experiment

Amaze yourself and make your own!

Don't forget to RSVP to the Final Chapter Party. The party is taking place on Wednesday, May 27th at 7 P.M. in the Meeting Room. We will read the Final Chapter together, play some games, and have a snack. RSVP to mbernard@southfieldlibrary.org

Week 7, May 24 - May 30, 2015

Hey, everyone!

This is it, the week of the party. I hope you have enjoyed reading The Phantom Tollbooth, written by Norton Juster, and illustrated by Jules Feiffer. I'm looking forward to reading the Final Chapter with you at our Final Chapter Party!

By the way, did you hear the interview of Jules Feiffer on All Things Considered this week? Here's a link. It's a terrific interview, but geared toward the adult audience. There are some illustrations on the page too.

If you haven't RSVP'd yet, please do. So far I have only a few responses. I want to make sure we have enough treats and fun stuff to do. You can send your RSVP via the comment box below.

Happy reading!!!

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