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Publisher Comments:

For every kid who has ever had trouble sharing a special toy.

Peanut has a new ball and her big sister, Fifi, wants to play with it. Peanut doesn't want to share, so Fifi tries to entice her with the many different imaginary games they could play with the ball--they could tell fortunes, or have a bakery, or let a seal balance the ball on its nose! Peanut is NOT convinced, until Fifi comes up with a spectacular imaginary adventure that Peanut can't refuse: a trip to space! But is it too late for her to join the game? 

Illustrated in bold graphics and bright colors by an illustrator Maurice Sendak calls "an artist with a superb eye for line and composition," here's a story where the older sibling doesn't always have the upper hand.

Review:

"Sometimes the best toys are improvised, according to this celebration of the humble cardboard box. Packaged in a plain brown jacket that resembles a paper bag (another item with vast potential), this minimalist book features a rabbit-child, simply drawn in a heavy black line. In the first spread, designed in neutral black, white and tan, the rabbit's head peeks out of a rectangle. An offstage voice asks, 'Why are you sitting in a box?' When the page turns, the rabbit answers, 'It's not a box.' A touch of color comes into the image. The empty white background is tinted pale yellow, and a thick red line traces a racecar over the basic black box shape, revealing what the rabbit imagines. By the time the skeptical voice inquires, 'Now you're wearing a box?,' readers know to expect a playful transformation in the next spread. 'This is not a box,' replies the rabbit, as a red robot suit is superimposed over the initial drawing. The teasing questions challenge the young rabbit, who demonstrates that a box can serve as a pirate-ship crow's nest, a hot-air balloon basket and a rocket. Readers won't abandon their battery-charged plastic toys, but they might join in a game of reimagining everyday objects. Most profitably, Portis reminds everyone (especially her adult audience) that creativity doesn't require complicated set-ups. Ages 6 mos.-6 yrs." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Times change.

Cities may grow large.

Summers may come and go.

And peoplemightgrow old,

but the one thing that always

remains the same is the desire for

adventure. Barbara Lehman takes readers on a timeless trip to a world of secret messages left in secret boxes hidden in secret places.and#160;

Youand#8217;ll never know what youand#8217;ll find when you look inside!

Synopsis:

A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.

Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over and inside a cardboard box, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.

About the Author

Antoinette Portis attended the UCLA School of Fine Arts and is a former creative director at Disney Consumer Products. She lives in Studio City, CA.

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Love this book...especially for younger children!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061123221
Author:
Portis, Antoinette
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
Deseve, Randall
Author:
Schmid, Paul
Author:
by Antoinette Portis
Author:
Randall de Seve
Author:
Lehman, Barbara
Subject:
Concepts - General
Subject:
Animals - Rabbits
Subject:
Rabbits
Subject:
Boxes
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Imagination and Play
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8 x 8 in 0.73 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
-06

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Product details 32 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780061123221 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sometimes the best toys are improvised, according to this celebration of the humble cardboard box. Packaged in a plain brown jacket that resembles a paper bag (another item with vast potential), this minimalist book features a rabbit-child, simply drawn in a heavy black line. In the first spread, designed in neutral black, white and tan, the rabbit's head peeks out of a rectangle. An offstage voice asks, 'Why are you sitting in a box?' When the page turns, the rabbit answers, 'It's not a box.' A touch of color comes into the image. The empty white background is tinted pale yellow, and a thick red line traces a racecar over the basic black box shape, revealing what the rabbit imagines. By the time the skeptical voice inquires, 'Now you're wearing a box?,' readers know to expect a playful transformation in the next spread. 'This is not a box,' replies the rabbit, as a red robot suit is superimposed over the initial drawing. The teasing questions challenge the young rabbit, who demonstrates that a box can serve as a pirate-ship crow's nest, a hot-air balloon basket and a rocket. Readers won't abandon their battery-charged plastic toys, but they might join in a game of reimagining everyday objects. Most profitably, Portis reminds everyone (especially her adult audience) that creativity doesn't require complicated set-ups. Ages 6 mos.-6 yrs." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Times change.

Cities may grow large.

Summers may come and go.

And peoplemightgrow old,

but the one thing that always

remains the same is the desire for

adventure. Barbara Lehman takes readers on a timeless trip to a world of secret messages left in secret boxes hidden in secret places.and#160;

Youand#8217;ll never know what youand#8217;ll find when you look inside!

"Synopsis" by , A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.

Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over and inside a cardboard box, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.

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