All the children we’ve read this to love this book. We get to see our sweet protagonist Ben use the power of his imagination to turn his box in to all kinds of things, from a plane, to a mountain and much more. It’s a lovely quick read, so it’s perfect for bedtime, and perfect to read to small babies. It’ll give your kid (and maybe even you) a few ideas about what to do with the box that is taking up so much space in your room. I also love the fact that it reminds us that playtime isn’t about pressing a button or looking at a screen. It’s also a reminder that you can create your own fun right at home on those days you just can’t leave the house.
BIG BOX FOR BEN by Deborah Bruss
Illustrated by Tomek Bogacki
About the Author: CHRISTABEL NSIAH
Christabel Nsiah-Buadi is an award-winning Public Radio Broadcaster and a cultural and media observer. In addition to producing shows for National Public Radio, KPCC, KCRW the Pacifica Network, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Air America Radio, she has hosted shows on BBC Radio and produced content for KCET.org and London's Colourful Radio. Her written work been published in MTV Desi, the Amsterdam News and the book, 'Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures In Breastfeeding (Demeter Press, 2013). She is a media board advisor for One World Children's Fund, which works with on the ground organizations to improve the lives of children affected by poverty. She is also the founder of www.awesomelittlebeings.com, an online resource for parents and teachers looking for good childrens books that put children of color at the center of story.