The Box People

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Pub Date 01 Oct 2014 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2014

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The Box People live in a very efficient and modern city. However, something seems to be missing from their daily routines and urban existence. Join the Box People as they rediscover their connection to Nature and how to live happy, fulfilling lives immersed in the natural world instead of separated from it by all of their boxes!

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science teacher and Naturalist since dirt was invented. Well, maybe not that long but for quite a while. Nowadays he’s lucky to live in Southeast Asia where he can explore rainforests, coral reefs and mangroves on a regular basis.

The Box People live in a very efficient and modern city. However, something seems to be missing from their daily routines and urban existence. Join the Box People as they rediscover their connection...


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Intriguing book! Great entry point into discussion regarding the hyper capitalization in the US (and other countries). A great way to discuss balance/play/work. Love it!

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This is a very good tale about healthy living and nature. The Box People focuses on the stress and emptiness of a dull, colorless society where the individuals in it feel trapped and feel that the society can be alleviated by freeing themselves from the cages they have built around themselves, if only by going for a walk or taking a nap at the park. This book explores these concepts from a child's standpoint and makes them easier to understand for adults. I feel that the author takes a complex idea and uses child like examples to make the information manageable for adults. The Box People take this to extremes by knocking down their city and building huts, teepees, and igloos. However, I feel that children can learn to minimize inside time (tv time) and get out into the wide open spaces of life that we sometimes like to call fresh air from time to time and live outside the box. I would definitely recommend this book to adults and children alike as this teaches the average thinker to think outside of the box. I am trying to encourage my own children to not only think outside of the box of the society in which we live in order to be who they are destined to be, but to also get outside of the box. This book would be an asset to any other parent or parent/educator that is trying to do the same.

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This was such a sweet and small childrens books with a wonderful meesage in it. The only thing I didn't like was the illustrations, but I can live with that. I would definitly LOVE to read this book for my children one day. No words can describe my love for the content in this book. So sweet.

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i read this to my almost 3 year old daughter and she loved it. she loved the story and the pictures and i enjoyed reading it to her

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We wake up in a box, eat from a box, clean ourselves in a box, and get in a box to drive to our work, which is also in a box. Even our entertainment revolves around boxes! A very good tale about healthy living and nature, The Box People focuses on the stress and emptiness of a dull, colorless, trapped society that can be alleviated by freeing ourselves from the cages we build around ourselves, if only for a walk or nap at the park. The Box People take this to extremes, knocking down their city and building huts, teepees, and igloos, but children can learn to minimize screen time and get out into the open, fresh air from time to time. I wasn't a fan of the illustrations, but they didn't distract from the story and the book had a very good lesson.

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Although some of this seems to have been written for the sole purpose of rhyming, the fact is the message is, overall, a good one. It definitely made me stop to think about how my life revolves around boxes. I was not a fan of the illustrations, considering it's a book for children, but I enjoyed it and it made me want to smell the roses more. It's easy to forget how being around nature lowers our stress levels and completely changes our mood overall. However, the message didn't have to be so extreme, I think. The people could have found a way to incorporate both of those worlds because, let's face it, living in the woods does not generally pay the bills.

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I totally get the concept of the book - get out of your boxes - where you live, work, drive, etc and get outside. I think the concept is great but the execution fell flat for me. However, I did read it as an eBook from Netgalley and I think that was part, if not all of the issue. This book more properly needs to be read in print. Still for what I usually review for this won't work.

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A heavy handed metaphor for how we live today and the deleterious effects of our modern lifestyles.

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I liked the story, but what really got me excited about this book were the illustrations. I like that the words are added on a different piece of paper. It's frustrating for kids to write a story and then when they illustrate it, the ruin the picture by botching up the words or vice versa. Now they have an example of how they can get both parts exactly the way they want before they put them together.

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