Patricelli, Leslie. 2009. The Birthday Box. Candlewick Press.
I love, love, love this one. I loved everything about it. The text. The illustrations. The true-ness of it. Its simplicity. It's a book that is just right. Someone has just had a birthday! And their enthusiasm for their present has no limits. What did the baby get? A box!
Look! I got a present!
What is it?
It's a box.
A big brown box!
I stand on my box.
I am taller than a tree.
I give my box a hug.
The fun continues, of course, and I loved every minute of it. Seriously. I was loving each and every line of this one!!! I found myself wanting to read this one again and again and again...and I'm an adult...most of the time. I can only imagine how much fun a toddler would have this one.
The picture book of this came out in 2007. But 2009 is the publication date for the first board book edition.
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