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HARDCOVER; Published: 10/3/2022
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5592-3
Price: $ 17.99
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 7.875 x 11.4
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DESCRIPTION
A sensitive book about reaching out to a new friend, perfect for fostering social-emotional learning.

One day a mysterious box arrives in the woods. Bear, Fox, Rabbit, Squirrel, and Owl can all see that something—someone—is hiding inside. But why won’t that someone come out? Maybe the stranger is scared or having a horrible day. Maybe they’ve been hurt in the past and don’t know who to trust anymore. Who is the creature inside the box? How can the animals reassure them and introduce them to their amazing new home?

Told through playful, pastel-colored illustrations, The Box is a gentle story about meeting others where they are. Kindness, patience, and a little creativity can help us find the most wonderful friends.
REVIEWS
Kirkus Reviews
“Proietti’s illustrations are soft, in mostly muted earth tones, a visual manifestation of a cozy, friendly embrace. . . . An earnest, heartwarming gesture.”
Booklist
“A remarkably empathetic and enchanting mystery in the woods.”
School Library Journal
“This is a tender and useful book to share with young children to convey the message that kindness, patience, and understanding are the keys to friendship.”