Coraline didn't think there really was a mouse circus. She thought the old man was probably making it up. (1.12)
Coraline had watched all the videos. She was bored with her toys, and she'd read all her books. (1.26)
Coraline sighed. Then she went to the freezer and got out some microwave chips and a microwave minipizza.
"You know I don't like recipes," she told her father, while her dinner went around and around and the little red numbers on the microwave oven counted down to zero. (1.63-64)