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The Lion, The Witch In the Wardrobe

A small cupboard for a child in which the door opens like a book.
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This Christmas give a small child this cupboard which has a door that opens to reveal a stack of large print leafs of paper telling a favorite childhood story.

The wee tot can climb into the cupboard, where there is a light, and then close the door to read the book in this, their first of many sensory deprivation chambers.

Pages can be turned against the adjacent wall as if reading a giant upright book open to ninety-degrees. In order for the cupboard not to reach that temperature and the tyke suffocate there is ventilation.

Possible books might include The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and Alice in Wonderland. Like these examples suitable stories should be thematically based on the potentiality for children to be detached from reality by their imaginations.

rcarty, Dec 21 2009

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       Headline reads "THREE MORE CHILDREN STARVE IN DEFECTIVE GIANT NOVELS".
normzone, Dec 21 2009
  

       // there is ventilation. //   

       There's always a snag, isn't there ?   

       I suppose it makes a change from shutting the little buggers in the cupboard under the stairs and telling them it's playing Harry Potter ....
8th of 7, Dec 21 2009
  

       Is it really a board, with cups?
Ian Tindale, Dec 21 2009
  

       It's a cute idea. + You could cover the door with the book currently being read. ie: giant book cover sized to fit the cabinet door.
xandram, Dec 21 2009
  

       This is grand. And wonderful. And a welcome seasonal addition to the onslaught of stupid toys. (And do I know my Toys.)
blissmiss, Dec 21 2009
  

       Adult version:
The Liar, and the Wench in the Wardrobe
xenzag, Dec 22 2009
  

       I've done something similar. I've thrown a discarded icebox to the front garden with a big red sign that says "DON'T PLAY IN ICEBOXES". This is invariably an invite for wee tykes to climb in and shut the door. I of course leave a few books in there so they have something to do whilst they wait for help. Then I prosecute them for trespassing. Not really. Or maybe.   

       Then again I guess this isn't quite the same, eh?
bdag, Dec 22 2009
  

       this is lovely because all kids (of every size) love secret nests. mine was a giant sponge type of room where I could creep into tiny corners...
po, Dec 22 2009
  

       Isn't that technically a padded cell ?
8th of 7, Dec 22 2009
  

       could be!
po, Dec 22 2009
  

       Yep, figures.
8th of 7, Dec 22 2009
  

       blink first...
po, Dec 22 2009
  

       <shines headband laser at [po]'s eyes>
8th of 7, Dec 22 2009
  

       averting eyes & looking downwards and taking stock of size of borg's - hah! oh what a laugh.
po, Dec 22 2009
  

       I'm still laughing...that was good.
blissmiss, Dec 22 2009
  

       Lawyers and public officials be damned! This is a good idea. With ventilation.
ShaneSezWhat, Jan 03 2010
  

       Nice. If you could roll this off the assembly line tommorrow, you would be a wealthy man.
leinypoo13, Jan 03 2010
  
      
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