Another book on my Summer Reading List is The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. A young boy bored with life, receives an anonymous gift of a tollbooth and a map to The Lands Beyond. He answers the call to adventure and rides through the tollbooth in his toy car. Although not a book about summer, the tale is nonetheless full of fun and puns and clever names that I remember made me laugh.
Kids love adventure and this is one that I can't wait to have again.