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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Midsummer Magic

It’s Monday and I’m happy to be participating in a weekly event with a community of bloggers who post reviews of books that they have read the previous week.  518 more words

Picture Book

Think outside the box: Not A Box by Antoinette Portis

This award-winning book by Antoinette Portis is fantastic in a number of ways. In a nutshell, Not A Box follows a conversation between a very imaginative rabbit and a rather clueless narrator. 166 more words


Not a box by Antoinette Portis (2006)

In celebration of Boxing Day (Christmas Day’s slightly less well known younger sister) I’m sharing with you the greatest box book I know.

This is a genius celebration of the imagination of small people. 153 more words

Read Aloud Preschool

2nd Grade: 3D Not-A-Box Collages

I got the idea for this project from a colleague in my district. On the first day, I read Not-A-Box, by Antoinette Portis and students thought of different ways they could… 63 more words


2nd Grade: 3D Not-A-Box Collages

Second graders are finishing up their 3D Not-A-Box pop-up collages. The playgrounds that E and D (in 2L) are making have evolved over the past three weeks as they take time to look at each other’s work and share ideas.


Froodle by Antoinette Portis (2014)

Okay everybody move over, make room, we’ve got a new friend joining the team. Little Brown Bird and I have bonded over our mutual love of not sticking to the rules! 162 more words

Read Aloud Preschool

Not a Box

Written and Illustrated by Antoinette Portis HarperCollins, 2006

Why are you sitting in that box?

It’s not a box.

The plot in a nutshell: A rabbit uses his imagination to transform a box…

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