Today’s book is called “Soratobu Kokuban” Sora=Sky Tobu=Fly Kokuban=Chalkboard
However, when I looked up soratobu in my dictionary, I discovered that there is an expression: “Soratobu Enban”
Obviously, the title is wordplay because “Soratobu Enban” means Flying Saucer. (also translated as UFO, but the literal meaning is flying saucer)
So I chose the English name of “Unidentified Flying Chalkboard” which I think sounds rather catchy.
This is about a chalkboard that is in a classroom, but never used. So he jumps off the wall, travels first to a castle, and then to a small island where he is used in the island’s school.
I liked this book. I think I like books where the unexpected happens, kind of zany stuff—I’m a Phantom Tollbooth girl! So the idea of a chalkboard jumping off the wall and flying around the world appeals to me.