Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Tunnel

Author: Anthony Browne

First line: Once upon a time there lived a sister and a brother who were not at all alike.

Why you should read this book: Sibling rivalry is overcome when a mother forces two antagonistic kids to spend the day together. The rambunctious brother ditches his sister and crawls through the eponymous tunnel, and the fearful sister gets tired of waiting and follows him into a magical and somewhat frightening world, where her tender, fraternal loves saves him from an eternity posed as a garden statue. Lovely drawings coupled with a lovely story.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You would knock over an army of obnoxious siblings to get to Narnia.

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