Thanks to Chronicle Books for a review copy.
Box World Adventures
A look at the cover probably clues you in as to why I’d love this book: check out all the fun British items on the front! This is really a craft kit in book form. You can create the Great Wall of China, a double decker bus, a Swiss chalet, and more — all from boxes!
Honestly, it reminds me a lot of this book, which you may remember from its reference in my memoir. In short, I got it in exchange for singing a solo in a church program.
Anyway, back to Box World Adventures. It includes a small booklet giving an overview of how to create the various box projects. I say “overview,” because there are some challenges involved in this, and I certainly don’t think a young child could create most of these on his/her own. To begin with, many of the boxes required are in difficult to find sizes. Some of the directions are pretty vague as well, but after a while I just “went with it” and made the creation my own — that’s probably the intent of the book, anyway.
I just loved this book/craft, and think it would be wonderful to accompany homeschool social studies lessons, or a great Christmas gift for any older child or teen who enjoys crafting and learning about other places in our beautiful world.