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empty box? think again!



CARDBOARD by Doug Tenappel (Scholastic, August 2012)takes readers into a remarkable world where a seemingly simple cardboard box can be transformed into something much more. Cam's father, out of work and desperate, purchases an empty cardboard box from a rather strange salesman. The box comes with warnings which, of course, will be ignored for the sake of the story. Cam and his father fashion a figure from the cardboard, a figure that comes to life. There are complications aplenty in this nifty story that ultimately lets readers know that good and evil are not easily separated. Tennapel's skill with storytelling with visuals and bare text makes this a memorable reading experience. <184>
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