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# The Phantom Tollbooth

### The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer

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Age 7 to 11

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780394820378

In this fantasy novel, Milo finds everything about his life boring... until he comes home one day to find a large toy tollbooth in his house. When he enters it, he ends up taking a journey through the lands of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis, and he discovers the true value of learning.

This story makes a nice discussion point for why we need to learn the skills of logic and problem solving. There are also mentions of angles, subtraction, fractions, word problems and infinity, as well as a character called the Dodecahedron who has one face on each of his twelve faces!

This picture book looks at the number of rabbits in Fibonacci's field as they have more and more babies throughout the year!

On the morning of New Year's Day, a delivery arrives. When the box is opened, it turns out there's a penguin inside! Every day for the rest of the year, a new penguin is delivered, which causes the family some problems...

Robert hates everything to do with numbers. Then one night, he meets the number devil in his dreams, and he learns that numbers can be much more interesting than he ever imagined...