What to Do With A Box

What to Do With A Box

Book - 2016 | First edition
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"Jane Yolen poetically reminds young readers that a simple box can be a child's most imaginative plaything as artist Chris Sheban illustrates its myriad and magical uses"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Mankato, MN : Creative Editions, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781568462899
Branch Call Number: P YOLEN J
Additional Contributors: Sheban, Chris


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ArapahoeAmika Feb 02, 2021

A great read for 2020 and 2021! If ever you needed to be entertained by stuff around the house, now is the time. Usual toys boring? Well, if you happen to have a big cardboard box at home, you have a new toy times a thousand to start having creative fun by yourself or whoever you live with. This book is written in an easy, rhyming cadence that invites you to take in the illustrations and gives you ideas of how you can make your imagination take you anywhere. Your box could be a space shuttle, the walls of the box could be a jungle you colored yourself, and untold more possiblilities! This book is probably written with preshoolers in mind, but toddlers and elementary school aged kids would get some ideas too. It might also be nice for grown ups to read with their little ones so that they might be poised to suggest a post read activity with one of the assorted boxes that is invariably in everybody’s home right now.

KristanW_KCMO Mar 24, 2020

You've got a box. What can you do? With the help of your imagination, anything.

Feb 03, 2018

No child will need this as an instruction manual, but every child will see themselves in this book. Yolen is a treasure. She truly understands children and how to tell a story. The illustrations are beautiful.

Oct 03, 2017

A great book to inspire imagination playing with a box, not that a child would need the inspiration but fun non-the-less!

ArapahoeLaurieAnne Dec 05, 2016

Have a box? Any size will do! Use your imagination with a friend or all alone. How many stories can you tell when creating a sailboat, a race car, a beach or even a palace?

LydiatheLibrarian Jul 01, 2016

"Think outside the box" and let your imagination run wild about all the things that you can do with a box. Great companion book to "Not a Box" & "Not a Stick" both by Antoinette Portis. Ages 3-6

Jun 27, 2016

Really enjoyed the illustrations and story was a nice reminder of the simple things in life.

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