When is a box not a box? When it's a race car or a mountain or a hot-air balloon. Not a Box, by Antoinette Portis, captures the joy and magic of the quintessential childhood experience: pretend play! The book follows a rabbit as he transforms a box and imagines it as a multitude of different things. The sparse text adds to the charm of the bold, thick line drawings. Avery's favorite part is when the box turned into a building. This book is a reminder that sometimes some of the simplest objects make the best toys. Now, where's that old box we were about to throw out?!