A Very Special Cupboard

Updated: Jun 3

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


In this blog, we're going to review the exciting book, "The Indian in the Cupboard" by Lynne Reid Banks. I think it's a great book for kids and adults alike. I've read the book twice now and will definitely read it again when I have the chance because I liked the theme of toys coming to life.

The book begins when the main character, named Omri, is celebrating his birthday. He ends up getting a toy Indian, a skateboard with a helmet, and an old, used cupboard as his presents. Omri loves putting things in different cupboards, so when he gets his new one, he decides to put the toy Indian inside before he goes to bed. As he drifts off to sleep, he thinks he hears a abnormal noise but decides to he's imagining things.


The next morning, Omri wakes to a strange "scrabbling" noise coming from the new cupboard. He then opens the door and sees the Indian crouched in a corner, which was not where he put him the night before. That morning, he understood the real mystery of the cupboard, the Indian had become a real, small, human being!


I would give the book "The Indian in the Cupboard" 5 out of 5 stars because the book had many exciting adventures that stimulated my imagination. The fictional events were also very realistic at the same time as to what an Indian would need to survive if he was really alive (like giving him food and water). Another thing I enjoyed was the Indian's sense of humor as he lived the life of a toy.


Please write what item you would want to come to life in the comments.


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Hayden is a 9 year old, 4th Grader who not only has an amazing talent for reading in general, but also for breaking down literary themes into life choices he can apply himself.

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