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 Boxitects
 Author: Smith, Kim

 Publisher:  Clarion (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [37] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 827091 ISBN: 9781328477200
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Subjects:
 Boxes -- Fiction
 Architecture -- Fiction
 Competition (Psychology) -- Fiction
 School stories
 Humorous fiction

Price: $21.58

Summary:
Meg goes to Maker School to hone her talent for building with boxes, but when Simone, another boxitect, arrives they become so competitive they nearly fail in the annual Maker Match.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: .5   Quiz: 511394

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (10/15/19)
   Booklist (12/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 12/01/2019 For young Meg, making things from boxes is fun and something she’s good at, whether its houses, towers, or more fanciful constructions. And when Mom enrolls her in Maker School, Meg’s happy she’s the only “boxitect” among “’blanketeers, spaghetti-tects, tin-foilers” and others. That is, until Simone, another talented boxitect, arrives. Soon, Simone’s suggesting Meg’s work could be “a little straighter” and “less boring,” causing Meg to point out Simone’s could be “sturdier, and much prettier.” Tensions escalate when they’re paired for school’s “Maker Match,” and when they argue so much they end up building separate but connected constructions, it doesn’t go well for either. Eventually, putting their heads together sparks inspiration and fosters positive outcomes—including friendship. Accompanied by lively, descriptive prose, the vibrant, cartoon illustrations fill pages with the kids’ endeavors, from buildings to robots to a hyperbolically oversize plane, all of which incorporate whimsical details. Touching on STEAM-related elements, this offers a supportive, upbeat approach to encouraging imagination and learning, not to mention the rewards of creativity and collaboration. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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