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Oct 03 2017

Big box little box by Caryl Hart and Edward Underwood

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Bloomsbury, 2017. ISBN 9781408872772
'Big box, little box...
My box, YOUR box!'
Cat loves boxes - all sorts of boxes - big, small, fat, thin, huge tiny... and in this romp in rhyme so many boxes are explored. But it is not just a collection of rhyming words or opposites, there is a story told in the clever choice of words and their accompanying pictures that early readers will be able to tell for themselves, delighting in their ability to read.
This is a great story to share with little ones because there is so much to share and talk about. If a fat cat sits on a little box, what will be the outcome? And if a box has a corner nibbled out of it, what might be inside?
And given the obvious answer, is this story about to end badly? Two word phrases, rhyme, bold pictures, humour, predictability that engages the reader - a perfect combination to take our youngest readers further into their love with reading.
Barbara Braxton

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