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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Cardboard Box Dreams: A Little Imaginators Story by Steven Fulfer is a story with a beautiful concept. Chloe, Eli and Seth have moved into a new neighborhood but they haven't yet made any new friends. Though their mom tells them to go out and make friends with the kids playing outside, Chloe, Eli and Seth are not confident the kids will accept their friendship. They start playing with their cardboard boxes once the unpacking is done and Chocolate, their dog, also plays with them. Suddenly the other kids from the neighborhood also join them and they start playing with each other. Even their dog joins Chocolate to play. Could this be the start of new friendships?
The book is all about acceptance and friendship. The kids, Chloe, Eli and Seth, along with their dog, are so happy to be friends with Lydia, Katie, Freddie, Michael and their dog, Patches. They are scared initially whether they will be accepted by the people in the neighborhood. The illustrations capture the attention of young readers with their color and brightness. They also give movement and pace to the story and the scenes. It's a good book to read out to kids during bedtime and it is also good to use for read aloud sessions in classrooms and libraries. Books with a concept and a message are perfect to introduce to kids when they start reading because they learn through the story. This is one such book which conveys a good message to young readers on friendship and the value of friendship