'The best books, reviewed with insight and charm, but without compromise.'
- author Jackie French

Friday 14 December 2018

Review: Cardboard Box Creations

This ingenious interactive publication from Lonely Planet Kids will keep children busy for hours. It has instructions for over 20 cardboard box creations and includes cardboard sheets with press-out parts to get you started with some smaller projects.

Following a tools and materials list, the projects begin with a suitcase and play camera to prepare for your world journey. The book then continues on with projects of varying sizes based on well-known landmarks and cultural icons including a London bus, tiki totem pole, Chinese dragon, redback spider and my favourite, an Italian pizza oven!

The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, they included succinct text combined with illustrated diagrams, and photos of the completed models so you know what to aim for. I like that they mention that your project might not look like theirs and encourage you to make and take photos of your own versions.

Cardboard Box Creations is a fun and educational book which will get creative juices flowing time and time again, especially whenever a new cardboard box appears! It comes in an outer box to keep everything together.

Lonely Planet Kids have a fabulous range of interactive and educational books, a few of those which have been reviewed by Kids Book Review include Sticker World Museum, Zoo and Theme Park, Amelia’s Maze Adventure, Marco’s Maze Mission, and Unfolding Journeys: Following the Great Wall and Secrets of the Nile.

Title: Cardboard Box Creations
Author/Illustrator: Lonely Planet Kids
Publisher: Lonely Planet Global Limited, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 November 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN:  9781787018075
For ages: 6+
Type: Picture Book