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Author: Gonyea, Mark
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.