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Excerpt Book Review for A Box Story from “This Literary Life”, an blog by Literary Agent Bree Ogden.

Something that I found incredibly remarkable about the illustrations is that the box stays in the same place on every single page, but becomes something new and exciting every time you flip to a new page. This gives the reader the impression that it is in fact, the same box being used for a myriad of adventures.

The words are simple but thought-provoking. They help build the imagination while simultaneously challenging the reader to find a purpose for their box. A purpose all of their own. Every child will want to build a life inside a box after reading this story.

I’ve been an avid proponent of children using their imaginations to entertain themselves, and I couldn’t be a bigger fan of this book.

I challenge you. Buy A Box Story for your child, read it with them, run to the store and pick up a brown cardboard moving box, tape the bottom together, and watch your child’s imagination grow.

About Bree Ogden:

Lit agent w/D4EO Literary.
Instructor at
Co-founder and managing editor of Underneath the Juniper Tree.
Modern day Wonder Woman with none of the power, strength, or feminist sensibilities.
Jack of all trades and master of none.
Stick figure artist.


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