by Eve Bunting
illustrated by Susan Banta
The story is about a little girl and her cat having adventures with a cardboard box. So many of us have had hours of fun with a box and this story helps us to relive those adventures as adults and inspire young children to have those adventures on their own. The little girl and her cat, Rosie, hide in the box, fly in the box and boat in the box, to name a few things. The end of the story was a bit abrupt and surprising to me. Rosie had kittens in the box. I think it was a cute surprise but it was abrupt and unexpected.
The illustrations are sweet showing Rosie the cat playing with her master. The different scenes I mentioned above come to life with the artists pencil. They really do help bring the whole story together and are the perfect complement.
This story is a Level D and has 94 words as listed on the back cover. There is also a wonderful non-fiction note in the back about the Milky Way. I really like the addition of that fact as children will not only have fun reading this book but they will learn something as well.
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- The Adventures Of A Cardboard Box (laughingsquid.com)
- Children’s Books : Elephants in the Room (nytimes.com)