Not A Box written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis

Not A Box written and illustrated by Antoinette PortisNot A Box by Antoinette Portis
Format: Hardcover
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Really I should wait and do this when I have to read it for class but truly it is just too cute.  At their core I think of picture books as simple and powerful and that is definitely this book.  I was one of those kids that loved boxes.  I remember the joy of when I had a refrigerator box, I mean does it get better than that?  That is the core of the book.  I could spend 20 minutes just stroking the so perfect cardboard cover.  The illustrations are simple and well they should be. (I’ve realized I list Newbery and Caldecott, but not really other awards and I should so…)

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book 2007

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book 2007

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