Gift Idea: A picture book inside a cardboard box

It’s often said that children love boxes more than they love the expensive presents that came inside them. That’s certainly been true at this house. The large boxes are especially popular. Large boxes can be turned into huts or reading nooks. Small boxes have a wide variety of uses.

If you’re planning on saving that box to give as a gift, here are a few picture books which sing the praises of boxes.

  • The Man Who Loved Boxes by Stephen Michael King
  • My Cat Likes To Hide In Boxes by Lynley Dodd, of Hairy Maclary fame.
  • Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood
  • The Terrible Suitcase by Emma Allen and Freya Blackwood¬†
  • I Am A Bear by Jean Francois Dumont
  • Little Bear in Space by Elsa Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak (1957)
  • Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
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Our app, The Artifacts by us, Slap Happy Larry, also features a box, though unfortunately you can’t gift an app inside a box.

Header painting: J.C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, 1936