I read The Phantom Tollbooth for the first time when I was eight or nine. It was the first book that actually showed me what it is to have an imagination. I’ve read it tens of times since then, and it still delights me. If you haven’t read it yet, here’s some of what you’re missing.
“‘I never knew words could be so confusing,’ Milo said to Tock as he bent down to scratch the dog’s ear.
‘Only when you use a lot to say a little,’ answered Tock.
Milo thought this was quite the wisest thing he’d heard all day.”