Synopses & Reviews
Sometimes a box is not an ordinary box. In this instance, an aardvark named Grant and an armadillo named Antoine see its potential for something magnificent: a time machine! Under the supervision of their friend Samantha, an anteater, they cobble together a bunch of thingamabobs and hoozie-doozies to turn the empty box into a marvelous device for traveling through time. Can three adventurers actually turn back the clock? Suzanne Bloom's comical story features three endearing characters with vivid imaginations.
"The colored pencil-and gouache illustrations add warmth and humor to the story. Bloom's whimsical word choice will further draw children in...and have them rooting for the friends' success."--Booklist
"A splendid use for a box, indeed."--Kirkus Reviews
"A splendid use for a box, indeed." --Kirkus Reviews
andquot;The language is replete with words such as 'hoozie-doozies,' and 'doodads.' It rolls off the tongue with occasional poetic segments such as 'Flippers flapped. Wings whapped.' The unusual characters' devotion to each other and their project is an asset to the book.andquot; --Library Media Connection
Sometimes a box is not an ordinary box. In this instance, an aardvark named Grant, an armadillo named Antoine, and an anteater named Samantha see its potential for something magnificent: a time machine. Full color.
About the Author
Suzanne Bloom is the author and illustrator of the picture books featuring Goose and Bear: Treasure and A Splendid Friend, Indeed, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. Her other books include No Place for a Pig, A Mighty Fine Time Machine, We Keep a Pig in the Parlor, and the popular The Bus for Us. She lives with her family in McDonough, New York.