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The Birthday Box

by Leslie Patricelli

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a little boy gets a box for his birthday and uses his imagination to make it a bunch of different things
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  TUCC | Dec 9, 2016 |
This is a realistic fiction book. This book is about a little boy who gets a big box for his birthday, and inside of the box is a dog! Him and his new dog do all sorts of fun things with his giant box that he got for his birthday. They make it an airplane and fly, a ship to sail, even a bed for them to take a nap in. ( )
  kfrost32 | Apr 3, 2015 |
Leslie Patricelli's baby is back and this time it's baby's birthday! He/she is super excited to get a birthday present, which comes in a great big cardboard box. Baby and his/her new pal, a dog dubbed Oscar, take a flight of the imagination as they pretend play that the box is a sled, a robot, etc. and find other uses for the box (e.g., as a bed).

Like many of Patricelli's baby books, this is sure to be a hit with toddlers and even preschoolers. The baby is too adorable not to love and the story is sweet without being saccharine. I personally love that it extols the virtues of "toys" that can be used in a variety of ways, encouraging pretend play and thus creativity and imagination. Parents and other caregivers will immediately recognize (and probably chuckle at) the age-old "dilemma" of young children loving the gift's box as much (or sometimes even more) than the actual present.

This particular title is written in both English and Spanish, which is great for speakers of either language as well as those who speak one of them and want to learn the other. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Sep 12, 2014 |
The Birthday Box shows the excitement of getting a gift in a box on your birthday because, well, who doesn't like presents? ( )
  tzarate | Apr 24, 2014 |
An adorable book about the incredible excitement of receiving a box--never mind what's in it-- on your birthday. This will be a hit with baby/toddler readers everywhere. ( )
  DayehSensei | Jul 20, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763628255, Hardcover)

Celebrate the unlimited potential of an empty box! A picture book that doubles as the perfect present for preschoolers

What’s better than getting a brand-new toy as a birthday gift? Playing with the box it came in! Climb in for a flight across the ocean, a jaunt on a sailing ship, some sledding down a slippery slope, and, of course, a brief stint as a robot. Good thing the toy dog that came inside the box is happy to come along for the ride! The inimitable Leslie Patricelli draws from the well of parental wit and wisdom for her very first picture book adventure, starring everyone’s favorite baby character.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:26 -0400)

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An imaginative young child has a wonderful time playing with a box he receives for his birthday.

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Candlewick Press

3 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763628255, 0763644498, 0763650412

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