The Couch Was A Castle

The Couch Was A Castle

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:

Two brothers discover that with a little pretending, a couch can be anything.

For Burt and his little brother, spending time on the couch is anything but boring. After all, with a bit of imagination, a couch can go through some remarkable transformations. And so the boys ride the couch like a horse and envision a cowboy pursuit. Later the sofa doubles as a pirate ship battling stormy seas. But when some stage-couch theatrics end in tears, it's up to Burt to rescue his little brother's feelings... and restore the fun.

Ruth Ohi draws on her cast of guinea pig characters, introduced in Clara and the Bossy , to tell an innovative tale for younger children. Ohi's rhyming text makes for read-aloud fun, while her gentle illustrations cleverly show first the reality and then the boys' imagined worlds. A pitch-perfect mix of playtime fun with a hint of sibling bickering makes The Couch Was a Castle as honest as it is imaginative.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781554510146
Branch Call Number: JP Ohi
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Mar 08, 2013

Ruth Ohi will be at the Central Branch of the Whitby Public Library on Tuesday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. Children in grades 1 - 4 are invited to hear her speak about her books and learn some great drawing tips! Free tickets are available at the Children's and Adult Fiction desk at the Central Library.

ryanhe Aug 07, 2012

i can read it.

Aug 10, 2008

Not much of a story.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

Aug 10, 2008

Calgovin thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and under


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at VPL

To Top