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 Spooky box
 Author: Gonyea, Mark

 Publisher:  Holt
 Pub Year: 2013

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p. (1 folded), col. ill., 21 x 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 385569 ISBN: 9780805088137
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Boxes -- Fiction
 Toy and movable books

Price: $6.50

After viewing scary things that might slither, slice, or slide their way out of a creepy black box, the reader is asked to lift the top to reveal its contents.

   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/13)
   School Library Journal (10/01/13)
 The Hornbook (00/09/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2013 K-Gr 2—This picture book uses a simple design of orange and black angular silhouettes to convey an air of mystery. Readers with vivid imaginations can expand the repeated question, "I wonder what's inside?" concerning a box left at the front door. The unseen, unnamed narrator tosses out some suggestions: spiders, snakes, and other spooky items. The one page that has a flap is disappointing with no additional clues revealed. However, the book leaves an opening for creative storytellers to make more of the bare-bones text and to use the framework for an inventive reading.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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