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Do Not Open the Box

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Do Not Open the Box

Timothy Young

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Age level: Picture Book: Ages 0-6


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Benny spots a big cardboard box with a note taped to it saying, “Do Not Open.” His imagination runs wild, and it’s almost too much for a curious boy to bear. He thinks about all of the things, good and bad, that could be inside that box. A birthday robot? A wolverine? An entrance to another world? What should he do? This endearingly illustrated tale of a classic childhood dilemma has a surprise ending and offers a peek into a young boy’s mind as he weighs tantalizing possibilities against the risks of breaking the rules.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 13 color illustrations | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350436 | Binding: hard cover


Timothy Young has had a lot of fun jobs; he’s been an animator, puppet maker, toy designer, sculptor, art director, illustrator, and graphic designer. He has designed for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, the Muppets, Disney, the Simpsons, and Universal Studios. Now he is the author/illustrator of six published picture books including I Hate Picture Books! and The Angry Little Puffin. He lives with his family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Find out more about him and his books at www.creaturesandcharacters.com.