The Box Boy

Mal Webster
Suitable for: 
5 years+

Have you ever given a child a present and they have loved the box more?

The boy in this story loves collecting things, especially cardboard boxes.

He makes more and more amazing things from boxes, until his work is noticed by an art gallery director who gives him a big exhibition.

He tires of artistic fame though, and goes back home to play with his boxes, until one day he discovers a new collectible, with potential, inside a box – bubble wrap!

Children will love handling this book as its cover and endpapers have been designed to look like a box. It can be a great introduction to Art Galleries and provide inspiration for hours of creative fun.

Mal originally created a children's book called The Box Collecting Boy for his Master's degree in Visual Arts and Design at Latrobe Uni. You can see images from the exhibition here. 

The Box Boy can be purchased online at Windy Hollow Books.

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We loved reading this book..such a fun story. And the Activity Time was great to do as well..we had to find a box big enough to fit all of the teddies!

Another book that comes to mind about letting your imagination run wild with a box is 'Harry's Box' by Angela McAllister. will definitely try to source this one through my local library.