Books About Boxes
A box is only a box unless someone uses his imagination and creativity to make it into something more. Here are some books where the characters use boxes for all kinds of adventures.
is the story of a small rabbit who shows that a box is only a box unless it is something else like a mountain, a rocket ship, a race car or a…. (Preschool-Grade 1) Check out this animation of the book here.
tells the story of a little baby who gets a birthday present from his grandmother, but is more interested in the box that the gift inside. (2 and up) http://www.lesliepatricelli.com/
is the story of a cat named, Meeow, who uses his imagination and some art supplies to transform a big box into a fire engine. Clever Meeow! There are 3 other Meeow stories as well- Meeow and the Pots and Pans, Meeow and the Little Chairs and Meeow and the Blue Table. These books are a favorite of my sons– I love them, too! (2 and up)
invites readers to see how a box is not just a box, but can be anything you imagine. This book won the 2012 Pinnacle Book Award for Children’s Interest (4 and up) http://www.aboxstory.com/
is the story of Ben and his dog, Wags who use a big box for some extraordinary adventures. (2 and up)
tells the story of a creative little elephant who finds all kinds of uses for a box, but ultimately discovers that the best use for his box is for his books. (2 and up)
tells the story of big brother Sam who has a box that he doesn’t want to share with his little brother. All kinds of trouble ensues until Mama finds a solution that makes everyone happy. (3 and up)
tells the story of a box that the mother has hauled to the garbage and her two children have reclaimed. The children pretend the box is all sorts of things including a house, a car and a cage. The box eventually begins to fall apart, but the children are still able to find many uses for the worn box and its pieces. (Rookie Reader: Level B- 6 and up)
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