-Norton Juster was a professor of architecture and environmental design for twenty-two years (& waaaaaay before being green became a fad).
-the book's illustrator, Jules Feiffer, was Juster's neighbor in Brooklyn.
-this awesome stuffed likeness of Tock the Watchdog exists somewhere:
-this creepy image (that I don't even want to post here) based on a scene from the book totally happened for real at some point, and that someone has some serious explaining to do for scarring me while I was merely trying to look for illustrations pulled from one of my favorite childhood reads.
And to top it all, I didn't even know that Norton Juster had written another book called The Dot and the Line! Furthermore I had no clue that animation virtuoso Chuck Jones had turned that same book in to an animated short!
To tell the truth I feel a little sorry for the squiggle...
Still, it was a pleasure for me at least to unearth all these new tidbits concerning an old favorite. Give it a shot yourself maybe.