School Library Journal's Top 100 Children's Books: # 99
Author: Lynn Reid Banks
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
The Recipe: A young boy, Omri, receives an uninteresting plastic toy Indian and a fascinating cupboard for his birthday. He soon discovers that when he locks the toy Indian in the cupboard, the little toy comes to life.
The Frosting and the Sprinkles: Indian in the Cupboard is probably more fascinating to boys. Most girls do not seem to enjoy this book, but it does have potential for an imaginative adventure. The book contains positive themes, such as reconciliation and brotherly love.
The Hair That Fell Into the Batter: Maybe it's because I am a girl, but I found the plot of this book uninteresting, slow, and anti-climatic. The character development is also not great. I could have cared less about what happened to the characters.