The Couch was a Castle

Author/Illustrator: Ruth Ohi
Annick Press

* “Our Choice”  Canadian Children’s Book Centre
* Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Finalist
* Ontario Library Association Best Bets
  -Honourable Mention
*  CBC 10 Books to Encourage Kids' Creativity Selection
*  TD Summer Book Club Recommended Read



Canadian Materials Review:
“Celebrating the power of inventive play, Ruth Ohi has created a story of two young brothers transforming their very ordinary couch into an imaginary playground…’The Couch was a Castle’ will delight…”

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“The simple, rhyming text is brought to life by Ruth Ohi’s charming watercolour illustrations. This sweet and playful story is good for one-on-one sharing. Children will enjoy dreaming up imaginary adventures of their own.”

A couch can be anything with a little imagination. For Burt and his brother, the couch is never boring. Through the power of pretending, the boys ride it like cowboys, steer it through stormy seas as pirates, and even stage a sofa circus. But when couch-bound theatrics end in tears, it’s up to Burt to rescue the day.