By Lynne Reid Banks
Readers Response #1
After reading the first 68 pages of The Indian in the cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks, I believe that the book is a wonderful read so far. Lynne keeps us on the edge of our seats by building up the suspense by using making us wonder what will happen next. For example, when Omri receives a small cupboard as a birthday gift and a small plastic Indian figurine from his friend Patrick, however this many not seem exciting, but when he wishes to lock his small plastic figurines in the cupboard, however cannot find a key, until his mother tells him to search through her key collection. He saves the weirdest looking key for last, and somehow, it works. I really was engaged at this point, wondering what would happen next, since the book cover was a horse bucking, a small Indian figure with a small knife, and in the background a massive eye, indicating that the small Indian figure was alive as well as the horse, and the eye most likely being Omri’s.
If I was Omri I think that I wouldn’t be like a slave to the little Indian figure (Little Bull), I think I would more give Little Bull the things he needed rather than make them like Omri does, since whatever Little Bull wants, Omri gets it, or does it, but obviously he needs food and such, but constantly asking for things like a tepee and a longhouse. In my mind I can sort of see a small proud, brave muscled little Indian figure and even though he is in the presence of a giant (Omri), he does not fear him, and I personally think that Little Bull likes Omri, just a little so far.
When Little Bull gets a horse, (which Omri gave to him by putting an Arabian house into his little magical cupboard) Little Bull finally gets to go “outside”. Imagine being around 7cm wandering around outside, with small ants, spiders, and such animals now being giant, and small cracks in the ground becoming large fissures, and yet Little Bull and his horse were not afraid,...