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eBook Not a Box ePub

by Antoinette Portis

  • ISBN: 0061994421
  • Category: Early Learning
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Antoinette Portis
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperFestival; Brdbk edition (September 27, 2011)
  • ePub book: 1911 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1471 kb
  • Other: rtf azw lrf txt
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 189

Description

Antoinette Portis is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Not a Box (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book), Not a Stick, A Penguin Story (also chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), an. .

Antoinette Portis is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Not a Box (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book), Not a Stick, A Penguin Story (also chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), and Kindergarten Diary. She attended the UCLA School of Fine Arts and is a former creative director at Disney. Antoinette lives in Southern California.

Not a Box book 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 inside a cardboard box, and through play, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.

One little girl transforms herself over and over in this inventive picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator of Not a Box, Antoinette Portis.

by Antoinette Portis. by Antoinette Portis. One little girl transforms herself over and over in this inventive picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator of Not a Box, Antoinette Portis.

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 A box is just a box. unless it's not a box.

This book features a dialogue between an "off-screen" character (undoubtedly an adult), who repeatedly asks the little line-drawing bunny why he/she is doing various . Kudos to Antoinette Portis for this fun and clever little box book.

This book features a dialogue between an "off-screen" character (undoubtedly an adult), who repeatedly asks the little line-drawing bunny why he/she is doing various things with a box. And the little bunny repeatedly answers, "It's not a bo. On the asking two-page spread, we see the little bunny doing something in, on, with or to the box. On the next two-page spread, we see by the addition of red lines to the original drawing what it is that the little bunny is imagining, and that in the bunny's mind it is, indeed, not a bo. Current Mood: sleepy. Current Music: Birthday by the Beatles (brainradio).

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

Book Overview unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small.

Antoinette Portis attended the UCLA School of Fine Arts and is a former creative director at Disney Consumer Products. 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

Portis pairs each question and increasingly emphatic response with a playscape of Crockett Johnson-style simplicity, digitally drawn with single red and black lines against generally pale color fields.

Portis pairs each question and increasingly emphatic response with a playscape of Crockett Johnson-style simplicity, digitally drawn with single red and black lines against generally pale color fields. Appropriately bound in brown paper, this makes its profound point more directly than such like-themed tales as Marisabina Russo's Big Brown Box (2000) or Dana Kessimakis Smith's Brave Spaceboy (2005). From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows

unless it's not a box. 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 Antoinette Portis.

Don't miss this wholly original celebration of the power of imagination, winner of a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award

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 inside a cardboard box, and through play, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.

This board book edition has sturdy pages and is a good size for the youngest readers.

Comments

Malalrajas Malalrajas
Bedtime Story-Not A Box
What a wonderful and imaginative story. Prefect for his grade level too. One line repetition though out the book.
He was VERY excited about this book.... Lots of discussion while being read to.

I remember the lure of a box, especially those wonderfully long refridgerator sized boxes. This book evokes that magic of the imagination. Even the cover of the book mimics it. It is brown paper with no dust jacket, on the front it proclaims in weight in oz. On the back a red arrow points out "this end up".

As the story opens and the reader flips through the publication and title page, a small bunny spots and tugs away a box that it has found. Now we see the bunny sitting quietly within his treasure as someone (perhaps the reader) asks, "Why are sitting in a box?"

A turn of the page and it's the same bunny in the same box, but now red lines have appeared around them to sketch out a fabulous racing car.

The opposite page is now bright red and at the bottom of it sit the words, "It's not a box."
Turn the page and now the bunny is standing on top of the box.
When asked why, the red lines have turned the box into an alpine peak with the bunny at the crest of the summit. "It's not a box.”

Grade Level: Preschool - 1
Board book: 28 pages
Publisher: HarperFestival; Brdbk edition (September 27, 2011)
Language: English
Flower Flower
One of my kids' all time favorites. The perfect age range for nonstop giggles is 2-4 but I've had older 1 year olds love it and even my older kids (6, 9, and 11) listen in and like it. It's so simple but so funny and yet so relatable for most kids. It's not a box!

Also, you know how kids go through phases where they want you to read a book about 20-100 times in a row? This book is great for that. It's not annoying, it's cute, and easy and I love it so much.
Skrimpak Skrimpak
Such a sweet clever book that really opens all sorts of imaginary ideas. I am an art teacher and use this book to launch a range of creative thinking lessons from K-4 grade... one is never to old for a good book. I use the hard copy as a book on the shelf for kids but I use the Kindle version projected on the overhead. Kids enjoy books read that way.
Cesar Cesar
Well, I love the story. Who has not played in a box as a child! I bought this for my 19 month old grandson and can tell it will be a bit more interesting to him when he is somewhat older. He certainly enjoys playing in boxes himself. It is a nice sturdy book so I am sure he will "get it" eventually. It had very high ratings on line and I feel that this means a lot in choosing toys and books for children. Very imaginative.
Ziena Ziena
What a fun book, great for stirring imagination.
I use it with story time and with my grandchildren. Ask your local appliance store to save some of their large appliance boxes, grab some children and this book, then have a fun afternoon seeing what you can create out of boxes.
Andromakus Andromakus
Short book about a bunny who sees lots of possibilities in a box. I like it and my son likes it but he never chooses it to read, so it is not really a favorite. Check it out from your local library if you aren't sure if your kid(s) will be interested.
Jeronashe Jeronashe
This book is adorable. We got this for our son when he graduated Pre-K and had his teachers write him messages in it. The book reminds us so much of his incredible imagination.
Great great great book ! I’m a teacher, I brought this book in and they loved it ! It’s a fun way to encourage kids to use their imagination. A fun exercise to do with them after reading is, getting a piece of paper drawing a box and asking them what is this box ? Encouraging them to tell you something that wasn’t in the book. It’s wonderful to see how their imagination takes over.