Reviewed by Sarah M. (age 10)
I enjoyed reading The Indian in the Cupboard because the author really explained what the toy Indian, Little Bear, looked like. When he came to life, she says, "The Indian gave a fantastic leap into the air. His black hair flew and the fringes on his leggings fluttered. His knife, raised above his head, flashed." Her words helped me visualize Little Bear jumping, with long, straight black hair flying behind him with a knife in one hand. I love the author, Lynne Reid Banks', writing style because she incorporates some writing from Omri's point of view and some from Little Bear's point of view. This helps add humor and explain things when I have questions. Also, it lets me know that's there are two sides to a story.
I think Little Bear is fierce and would stand up to anyone. I believe this because when Omri's friend Patrick put the little cowboy in the cupboard, he had a gun. Little bear stood up to him and started to fight. With a bow and arrow in one hand and a fist of the other, Little Bear did not let Omri down. He wanted to stop the cowboys shooting. I also think that Omri is over protective. He wouldn't let Patrick put the cowboy in the cupboard. Patrick did it anyway. But, Omri wasn't happy. He was protective of the cupboard s powers. Also, when the cowboy came to life, Omri was so scared seeing Little Bear and the cowboy fighting that he took Little Bear away. That is why I think he is protective.
I recommend this book to people who are good at solving mysteries and are ready for a big shocker. If you read this book, you should have a great imagination and love adventures because you will be pulled into the story and think all of the adventures and shocking events are happening to you.