The Man Who Loved Boxes

Once there was a man.  The man had a son.  The son loved the man and the man loved boxes.

The man loves his son deeply, but has trouble telling him.  Instead he makes wonderful things for his son from boxes – an airplane, a big castle, a go-cart built for two.  This heartwarming story offers a testimonial to the strength of parental love and an affirmation that communication comes in many form.

The grade twos were totally engaged with this story.  They loved all the different box creations the man produced and thought it would be wonderful to have such a creative Dad.  The text inspired a lovely discusssion about the ways in which we communicate our love for each other, from hugs and kisses, words, both spoken and written to kind gestures and thoughts. It was a terrific book for reminding us that love is so much more than those three little words.

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