Book Review ~ Not a Box

I am so excited about tomorrow.  It is going to be so much fun.  We are going to learn so much and walk away with a whole box of new ideas.  Oh wait, you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about!  Ah, that is because tomorrow is a SURPRISE!  I will tell you this though, it is a celebration of the creating kind. will be 1 and she has invited a LARGE group of very talented bloggers to help mark this special day.  Can you believe we are on the list!  I am ecstatic (one of Little M’s favorite words).

Tomorrow’s post will be LONG, but just trust me it will be worth spending some time with.  So come prepared.  Set up a kid project that doesn’t need direct supervision like this one, this one or this one.  Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever helps you settle into your computer chair.  And be ready to learn (I mean play)!!!

Now for a little hint.  In preparation for tomorrows activity we found this fun book.  It’s one I can not believe I don’t already own.

Not A Box

by Antoinette Portis

Not A Box is so simple.  The words are repetitious, the pictures are basic and the story is a perfect match for little ones with big imaginations.  Because the sentences are so short, it is perfect for pre-readers.  M and M took turns “reading” it (I was tired because we had already read it 20 times).

When the book closed M and M jumped up and started planning what to do with their box. . .of course you’ll have to wait for tomorrow for that!


  1. says

    Jill! I’m on pins and needles. We have that book, and I can’t believe I didn’t think of pulling it out as support material for tomorrow’s post. I never remember the whole book connection, and need to get better at that. But it’s a great book, and I’d recommend it to anyone. Looking forward to that cup of coffee!

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