The Magic Box

Brothers River and Jan receive a box for their father. Miss Pink Nose tells them that it is magical and that they cannot open it. What should they do? Should they open it?

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Curiosity, imagination, family, creativity.
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Miss Pink Nose, the mail carrier, delivers a box to brothers River and Jan. It is for their father and she tells them not to open it. The two boys wait and wait and wait… They touch it, weigh it and smell it, and as their curiosity grows, the brothers imagine, all morning, and until their dad comes home, just what weird and wonderful things might be in that magical box!

  • Picture Book
  • Years: + 3 years
  • Size: 7 4/5 x 8 3/5 in
  • Product Form: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN: 978-84-18599-75-0
  • $ 16,99 / 15,90 €

Also available in a Spanish Language edition from NubeOcho, “The Magic Box” by author/illustrator Maria Jose Ballesteros is a picture book delight and unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children ages 3-6.

Midwest Book Review - Children's Bookwatch

The characters themselves are presented as Margarita who has two dads, and the twins Daniel and Charlie who have two moms. Although this was not the main storyline, it was great to see diverse types of families and the love that the children share with their parents and each other.

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