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Not A Box

Portis, Antoinette (Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Not A Box
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To an imaginative bunny, a box is not always just a box.
Authors: Portis, Antoinette
Title: Not a box
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Antoinette Portis
Summary: To an imaginative bunny, a box is not always just a box.
Awards & Distinctions: Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, 2007
ISBN: 0061123226
Branch Call Number: jE PORTIS
Subject Headings: Boxes Juvenile fiction Rabbits Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Topical Term: Boxes
LCCN: 2006002477
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From Library Staff

To an imaginative bunny, a box is not always just a box. Keep them talking by asking "what's this?" The sequel is Not A Stick.

What are you doing with that box?

Your child's imagination will fly along with this adventurous bunny.

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Sep 11, 2014
  • mvkramer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A storytime favorite - a little bunny makes a box into a robot, spaceship, racecar, and more. Kids love guessing what the little bunny is doing with her box.

Feb 28, 2014
  • MsBebe35 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My 3 year old daughter, just loves this book. Cute illustrations and simple text for any preschooler to follow. Highly recommend!

Oct 17, 2013
  • ayesha82 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very cute book...my son loved it.

Apr 29, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very cute--kids who love their cardboard boxes will identify!

Aug 04, 2012
  • ryanhe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

not a box

A great book about imagination.

Extension activity: give children a ruler and say, "this is not a ruler, what is it?" This activity could be used with any object.

Aug 01, 2011
  • gopherguts rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My 2 yr old boy loves this book. He asks for it every day! not many words, the pictures say it all. so cute.

Mar 10, 2011
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very clever picture book about using your imagination. The theme is further emphasized by the use of brown paper and simple line drawings, as if the book was drawn on cardboard. Teachers will love this as an introduction to look at things differently.

Dec 20, 2010
  • Codyac rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great book, the cover is actually made out of thick, cardboard. My group of senior kinders loved it because of its simplicity. As an educator I enjoyed it because it shows adults how to "look outside the box", using a child's creative thinking.

Nov 07, 2009
  • iRead rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It's been proven. The box the Christmas toy comes with is always more popular than the toy.

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Apr 02, 2013
  • rachaelbecker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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