|About the book:
The idea for "A Box Story" came to me in a dream. I woke up at that moment and sketched out the idea right away. Within the next few days I had put aside all the projects I was working on and poured my heart into the book.
My original intention was to keep the drawings simple and in black and white, leaving the reader to use their imagination in interpreting the images. I eventually decided to give a splash of color to the illustrations while retaining the intended subtle message.
The metaphor for the box is not an entirely new idea, but I felt a deep personal connection in its "meaningful simplicity" that I had to share it in my own unique way. I hope that the reader is affected in the same way and that the idea grows in their mind and heart as it did in mine.
About the author/illustrator:
Kenneth Kit Lamug is an award-winning photographer, an illustrator, filmmaker & writer. "A Box Story" is his first picture book. For more information please visit www.RabbleBoy.com and www.KenLamug.com. He is also a regular contributor to Underneath a Juniper Tree, an online children's literary magazine that showcases scary stories and artwork.
Who is RabbleBoy?
The author/illustrator also goes under the moniker RabbleBoy. You can enjoy many of his illustrations via his web site www.RabbleBoy.com
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Many thanks to all my friends and family who constantly inspire, encourage and challenge to think outside the box.
The simple illustrations are imaginative and often beautiful with eye-catching colors. The best thing about the book is the open ending with its invitation for young readers to fill their own boxes.
With a nod to the fact that containers often interest kids as much as what’s inside, a web designer meditates on the many uses of this most practical (and abstract) of packages: “A box can keep your secrets . . . or reveal an unexpected surprise.” Lovely and inspiring.
||Children's Picture Book, Age: 4+
|Author & Illustrator:
||Kenneth Kit Lamug
||Square 7" x 7" (17.78 x 17.78 cm)
||40 pages. Available in full color trade bound or hardbound.
||978-0615581477 (Custom Universal)
|Library of Congress Control Number:
||First Edition January 2012
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2012 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
for Children's Picture Book (Silver)
2012 Pinnacle Awards
Best First Picture Book &
Children's Literary Classics
Seal of Approval
"Young audiences will surely find enjoyment within the pages of this clever little book."
Literary Agent Bree Ogden of
This Literary Life Says:
Something that I found incredibly remarkable about the illustrations is that the box stays in the same place on every single page, but becomes something new and exciting every time you flip to a new page. This gives the reader the impression that it is in fact, the same box being used for a myriad of adventures.The words are simple but thought-provoking. They help build the imagination while simultaneously challenging the reader to find a purpose for their box. A purpose all of their own. Every child will want to build a life inside a box after reading this story.
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