If you give a child a box, who can tell what will happen next? It may become a library or a boat. It could set the scene for a fairy tale or a wild expedition. The most wonderful thing is its seemingly endless capacity for magical adventure, a feature imaginatively captured in cardboardesque art by Chris Sheban and rhythmically celebrated in this poetic tribute by renowned children's author Jane Yolen.
About the Author
Jane Yolen has been called "the Hans Christian Andersen of America" due to her significant contributions to children's literature, especially her original and collected fairy tales. She has written more than 300 books, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Owl Moon, and earned numerous honors. She lives in Massachusetts and Scotland.
Chris Sheban has illustrated eight children's books, including A Night on the Range, The Shoe Tree of Chagrin, and Red Fox at McCloskey's Farm. His work has been honored with three gold and three silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. He lives near Chicago, Illinois.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What To Do With a Box by Jane Yolen I have spoken to this author about her breadth and depth of her work. Jane Yolen is a beloved author in many schools, this book like all her dinosaur books is written for the younger audience. Its beautiful simplicity about a child and their imagination for what a box could be is inspiring. But it’s the simple words that makes it an exciting read for the youngest of children. A great book for all libraries.