A Blog of Children's Literature

Not a Box January 26, 2011

Not a BoxNot a Box by Antoinette Portis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not a Box, by Antoinette Portis (2006)

Picture Book, 32 pages

In Not a Box, a creative little rabbit shows what a little imagination can do to transform a box into so much more. With a cardboard cover that mimics the color of a box and reality drawn in black and white, Portis creates an imaginary world of red and yellow that surrounds both the rabbit and the reader. The book challenges the ordinary adult perspective and shows where our imaginations can take us. With its limited text and basic backgrounds, this is an ideal book for a read-aloud to pre-readers at the library. It is also a great read for beginning readers at school or home, sparking discussion for an art project or prompting creative thought.


2 Responses to “Not a Box”

  1. Hurrah. I’m delighted each and every time someone celebrates this wonderful picture book.

    George Shannon

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