The Birthday Box (Hardcover)

By Leslie Patricelli, Leslie Patricelli (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763628253, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (9/8/2009)

List Price: 15.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Celebrate the unlimited potential of an empty box! A picture book that doubles as the perfect present for preschoolers.

What’s better than getting a brand-new toy as a birthday gift? Playing with the box it came in! Climb in for a flight across the ocean, a jaunt on a sailing ship, some sledding down a slippery slope, and, of course, a brief stint as a robot. Good thing the toy dog that came inside the box is happy to come along for the ride! The inimitable Leslie Patricelli draws from the well of parental wit and wisdom for her very first picture book adventure, starring everyone’s favorite baby character.

About the Author

Leslie Patricelli is the author-illustrator of five board books that have become must-have titles for toddlers. Of THE BIRTHDAY BOX, she says: "I’ve watched my kids transform boxes into cars, boats, spaceships, hospital beds, dog carriers, snake houses, bass drums, forts, airplanes, sleds, and, yes, even a robot." Leslie Patricelli lives in Seattle.

Praise For The Birthday Box

Babies will relate to the bright colors, clear drawings, and toddler-proven activities.
—The New York Times

Refreshing…a perfect birthday book for a toddler, along with a box, of course!
—School Library Journal (starred review)