Roxaboxen, written by Alice McLerran and illustrated by Barbara Cooney, quickly and unexpectedly become a favorite picture book in our family. This story of a group of young children who build a play city out of things they find outdoors such as rocks and wooden boxes, captures the imagination of any child, inspiring young readers to think how they might replicate such a play area and reminding parents of wonderful hours spent in a similar environment of their own in bygone days.
Pros: Beautiful pictures with a story that encourages imagination and ingenuity.
Cons: Items in all pictures are small, and are difficult to see for children with vision impairment.
Age Range: 3-10
5 of 5 stars!