Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis, a companion to Not a Box, uses color sparsely, but well. I may like this one better than the box one. I love the imagination that can grow with a book like this.
Brilliantly simple, but I think Portis used up all the magic in Not a Box. This one didn't intrigue me quite as much. And a stick seems so much more dangerous.
This book is very imaginative. I love how each drawing shows a little bit of childhod fantasy. They remind me of my students and the children that I love.I would love to use this book in my classroom as a way to re-open children's minds to imagination and to reassure them that it's ok to think of silly, dreamy things.
Oh, the imagination of children! This book reminds any reader to look at things for what they could be instead of what they are at first glance. Just like in Not a Box, Portis reminds readers what it is like to use their imaginations to see beyond things, particularly while playing. Teachers everywhere could use this book to remind themselves as well as their students about the importance of imagination in everyday life. Teachers should use this book to remind themselves and students to be creative.
How simple, but still unique. This little pig really does have a good imagination. It's an interesting use of black, white, and blue. As for using it in the classroom, I would read the book to students in grades Pre-K to 1st grade. I could use the book to inspire young imaginations to do the same things as the pig.