"The Phantom Tollbooth was the first book I ever read knowing there was also a movie version. I was probably about ten, and I wore out the VHS tape playing it over and over. When the tape actually snapped, my mom went out and picked me up the book. I didn't realize up until that point that people making movies out of books was a thing, and wasn't sure it would measure up. Spoiler alert: boy, did it. I tore through that book, and immediately read it again. Norton Juster built an entire world out of puns and idioms, capturing my imagination far longer than watching the movie, fueling hours of my own writing, drawing, and daydreaming."