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I expected to not like this book because the first few pages in 5 y/o child speak was hard to understand but it got better as the storyline got deeper. I had to find out what happened so it was one of those "read in one day" books. Makes me want to play with my own kids more too because sometimes I feel like those "rushed adults" in the outside world he was describing.
Milo, a bored ten-year-old, comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Milo drives through the toll booth's gates and begins a memorable journey. Joining forces with the watchdog Tock, he meets the Mathemagician, the not-so-wicked "which", and Faintly Macabre, who tells Milo of his "impossible" mission to return two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom.
cinema paradiso - Men cannot know what it is to be together without otherwise knowing what it is to be apart. If all the world were love, then, how could love exist? This is why we turn away from each other on moments of great happiness and closeness. How can we know happiness and closeness without contrasting them, like lights? ~Jack Kerouac