Book Review

[KidLit Review] The Box – Jo Linsdell


We have a super-cute KidLit book for you today. This book reminds me of when I was little and we used to play inside a giant (it seemed giant to us at the time) refrigerator box with windows cut out of it. It was our playhouse for quite some time and we loved it. It was also where my imaginary friends met their untimely end (thrown out a window . . . oops).
The Box
Written & Illustrated by Jo Linsdell
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release Date: March 15, 2014
Genre: KidLit
Age: 5-6 years
Pages: 44
Format Read: Kindle
Source: Purchased
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“Because a box is just a box, except when it’s not.” Join in the creative fun as a little boy explains why his box is his favourite toy.

As I said before, this book reminded me of the fun my sisters and I had with a big box when we were little. It was a house to us, like a little indoor tree fort. And we spent hours in that box. That’s what I thought of when I read this book to Mister Chu the other day. All the possibilities of what a simple box can be to a child, once they start using their imagination (something that comes rather naturally to a child).

The artwork on this book is extremely simple, not exactly my style, but it works for this book. It is, after all, just about a box. But a box can be so many different things and this really is an imaginative story.

Did you ever play with a box when you were a kid? What did your box become?


13 thoughts on “[KidLit Review] The Box – Jo Linsdell”

  1. This sounds adorable! I used to love DIYing boxes to serve my own purposes, and especially decorating them. I was really artsy as a kid and adored creating stuff 🙂 So this is sure to bring back lovely memories!
    Thank you for sharing and awesome review ❤️

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  2. We love boxes in our house! We definitely had some growing up…I remember one that we cut a hold in the top of and would shove a flashlight into, to use as a ceiling light.
    We try and keep some good boxes around for our little ones. The favorite has definitely been the “Millenium Falcon” box. We used some markers and made a control panel covered in buttons and switches, then cut handles out of the sides. Our two little kids would sit in it (with a couple of pillows for cushioning) and then I’d push them all around the house. It was, as you can imagine, a great workout for me, and a blast for them. 🙂


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