The Big Box

The Big Box

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Big Box 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish every educator and every parent struggling to keep or get their children in an inclusive educational setting would read this book. The Big Box, to me, is the same thing as the self-contained classroom, that some think is 'best' for my daughter, and that I have to fight to keep her out of. We are a diverse culture in which EVERYONE belongs...we cannot just shut those away who move through life differently than what society defines as the 'norm'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, this book is more for adults to read because it tells how controlling that they can be sometimes. This book is great for kids because it shows them an appreation for their freedoms and what they enjoy. This could lead into a discussion on the war efforts and what freedom means to them. I'm not saying get into a great big debate on the matter, but enough to get them started thinking about what's happening in the story and how it can relate to their lives. It is also a great multicultural book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and have read it to my 7 year old step daughter over and over again. It gives way to conversation about how un accepting the world can be of people. However, it illustrates the ability to overcome that obstacle. It also shows that there is need to be tolerant and understanding with people who feel that others should conform to values/rules viewed as most important in their world. If you want to raise a child that has their own views on life, can see beyond initial perceptions and is non-conformist in nature, then reading The Big Box with your child is great way to initiate conversation about such adult issues.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want your child to have nighmares and feel like they are going to be disowned, this is the book to read. While the lyrical quality of this book sucks you in, don't be fooled. This book is poor at best and dangerous at worst. Many people may be impressed by the name of the author and the premise of the book to their detriment. We need to discuss tolerance and acceptance with children, but this book is not the vehicle to this dialogue.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I consider myself and educator and an involved parent. I was shocked by the negative images and concepts in this book. None of my students will hear this book. Children need positive encouragement. 'Praise the Children and They Will Blossom' Scare them and they won't trust.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It was prettty cool. I liked the ryhming and the pictures were drawn very eloquently. iT WAS JUST PRETTY GOOD OVERALL.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really don't think this book was written for children. I feel that Ms.Morrison tried too hard with this one. The point should be to reach children. I think Ms. Morrison was very unfair in her portrayal of the adults in this book. I feel that this story lacks balance!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kids of all ages LOVE the rhyming scheme and parents will love the message behind it... an inspired and eloquent book... Toni Morrison is a genius.