The Spooky Box (Hardcover)

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By Mark Gonyea, Mark Gonyea (Illustrator)
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Description


There's a KNOCK at the door.
A box shows up on the front step. A SPOOKY black box. What could be inside?
With fun, dramatic designs, Mark Gonyea shows the scary things that might slither, slice, or slide their way out, from a ton of toads to a bunch of old bones to a robot with laser eyes. When it comes time to open the box, it's up to the reader to lift the lid!

About the Author


Mark Gonyea is the author of A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn’t Make it Good. He honed his skills at the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art before working briefly as a designer in Manhattan and then settling down in Vermont.

Mark Gonyea is the author of A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn’t Make it Good. He honed his skills at the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art before working briefly as a designer in Manhattan and then settling down in Vermont.

Praise For…


“The book leaves an opening for creative storytellers to make more of the bare-bones text and to use the framework for an inventive reading.” —School Library Journal

“Possibilities abound for creative writing or art activities.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Using sharp, angular illustrations in a palette of black, white, and a rather unholy shade of yellow, Gonyea builds zingy tension as his worrywart narrator frets about what might be inside a spooky black box that has appeared at the door.... Funny and original Halloween fun.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A limited palette of reds, greens and yellow and simple shapes provide a sharp, contemporary look that will appeal to older children with limited reading skills.” —Kirkus Reviews on A Wish for Elves

“A clean, clear, lighthearted look at the communicative clout of color, contrast, and contour.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review on A Book About Design

“The only current title that effectively deconstructs complex princples of graphic design for children.” —The New York Times Book Review on A Book About Design

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805088137
ISBN-10: 080508813X
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: English