The Couch Was A Castle

The Couch Was A Castle

Book - 2006
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For Burt and his little brother, spending time on the couch is anything but boring. After all, a couch can go through some remarkable transformations with a little imagination. And so the boys ride the couch like a horse and envision a cowboy pursuit. Later the sofa doubles as a pirate ship battling the stormy seas. But when some stage-couch theatrics end in tears, it's up to Burt to rescue his little brother's feelings ... and the fun.

Ruth Ohi draws on her cast of guinea pig characters introduced in Clara and the Bossy to tell a new and innovative tale for younger children. Ohi's rhyming text makes for read-aloud fun, while her gentle illustrations cleverly show first the reality and then the boy's imagined worlds. A pitch perfect mix of playtime fun with a hint of sibling bickering makes The Couch was a Castle as honest as it is imaginative. 

Publisher: Toronto : Annick, c2006.
ISBN: 9781554510139
Characteristics: [24] p. :,col. ill. ;,21 cm.


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Mar 08, 2013

Ruth Ohi will be at the Central Branch of the Whitby Public Library on Tuesday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. Children in grades 1 - 4 are invited to hear her speak about her books and learn some great drawing tips! Free tickets are available at the Children's and Adult Fiction desk at the Central Library.

ryanhe Aug 07, 2012

i can read it.

Aug 10, 2008

Not much of a story.

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Aug 10, 2008

Calgovin thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and under


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