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Book review: Wait, by Antoinette Portis

Portis, Antoinette. Wait. Roaring Brook Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-59643-921-4. $16.99. Grades K-2. P8 Q8

Adult and child hand in hand walking towards something, adult in a hurry, child slowing things down. 26 more words

Book Reviews

"Wait," by Antoinette Portis (2015)

A woman hurtles toward a train station, distracted child in tow. “Hurry,” she says, checking her watch, her phone, the elevated train platform, the dark clouds above them. 541 more words


My 400th Post - Wait by Antoinette Portis

I’ve read 315 picture books this year; but blogged about very few.  That doesn’t count the 42 new picture books the library received this week. 125 more words

Picture Book

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.  554 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. 169 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