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Friday 24 February 2012

Review: The Box Boy

There was a young boy who loved to collect things. What he loved to collect most was boxes. Big boxes. Small boxes. Any boxes at all. His boxes fuelled his imagination and he used them to create rockets and towers and all sorts of other amazing things.

This fun picture book celebrates that wonderful ability children have for taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, not because they are striving to create an artwork but simply because they have found something that appeals to them and sparks their creativity.

I clearly remember the years when my own son had a ‘box collection’ in his room and I’m sure that there are many other parents and children who will relate to this boy and his love of boxes. Older children and parents will also appreciate the clever cover design, which has a very box-like appearance.

With fun illustrations and an enjoyable story, The Box Boy is a lovely reminder of the joy that children can find in simple things.

Title: The Box Boy
Author/Illustrator: Mal Webster
Publisher: Windy Hollow, $27.95 RRP
Publication Date: August 2011
Format: Picture Book
ISBN: 9781921136504
For ages: 3+ years
Type: Picture Book