The Big Box

The Big Box To make three youngsters Patty Mickey and Liza Sue abide by their rules the grown ups parents teachers and other adults create a world inside a box a world with toys games treats and gifts But a

  • Title: The Big Box
  • Author: Toni Morrison Slade Morrison Giselle Potter
  • ISBN: 9780786804160
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
  • To make three youngsters Patty, Mickey and Liza Sue abide by their rules, the grown ups parents, teachers and other adults create a world inside a box, a world with toys, games, treats and gifts But all Patty, Mickey and Liza Sue really want is the freedom to be themselves.

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    1. Toni Morrison Slade Morrison Giselle Potter

      Toni Morrison born Chloe Anthony Wofford , is an American author, editor, and professor who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature for being an author who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed African American characters among the best known are her novels The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 In 2001 she was named one of The 30 Most Powerful Women in America by Ladies Home Journal.

    683 thoughts on “The Big Box”

    1. The big boxThis book dose not have any cute paintings. All of things are painting by an real way. In my mind, maybe some children will not like it because of the painting style. But the content of this books is very wonderful. There are three children live inside the big brown box. They are Patty and Mickey and Liza Sue. They are two girls and one boy. Patty is an naughty girl. She spoke in the library, sang in the class, and went to the restroom four times. Mickey is a mischievous boy. He wrote [...]


    2. One of my favorite stories. My son LOVED to read have this book read to him. A book about finding yourself even when everyone else is trying to put you into that same "box".


    3. The Big Box is not your average children's book. It starts out with three children playing and their parents don't think they can handle their freedom. So they put each child in a big brown box with a door that has three locks, and a window that keeps them inside. The big box reminds more of a psych ward then an actual box that the kids' are in.The illustrations in this book look they were drawn by a child, but that's what I love about the book. You can tell the author definitely had a kid's bra [...]



    4. I have a lot of questions left after reading this book. I may need to ponder it more, but still feel very iffy about it.


    5. This book makes you think. For me I wonder if society is our big box? This book can stir up classroom discussion from 5-500 constantly making you think.


    6. The reason I chose this book for our social justice week was first because of the illustrations, the odd postmodern, even folk looking art style was both beautiful and strange. I was judging the book by its cover but that's okay, because the story is extremely powerful. The title page is a giant double page spread with an outside scene with birds and rabbits and other critters. The font of the title looks stamped on, just as it did on the box from the cover scene. This font makes bold and offici [...]


    7. “The Big Box” by Toni Morrison is a fascinating book that explores child versus adult ideas. In “The Big Box”, three children — Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue — live in a big box, with paintings, shutters that keep the day out, a swing set, and all the toys they could ever want. The box has three locks and a door that only goes one way. For the reader, this box seems like a safe haven for the kids, their own personal playground, secluded from any adults. As the story goes on, a hauntin [...]


    8. Parents are all different. Sometimes children grow up with extremely strict and disciplined adults who have a lot of rules for their kids to follow. On the other hand sometimes children have relaxed parents who might not care at all what their children do. In the children’s book, “The Big Box” by Toni Morrison, the storyline follows three different kids and their journey while being a child. All of them have parents who don’t want to deal with disruptive, crazy, active, and energetic ch [...]


    9. Parents are all different. Sometimes children grow up with extremely strict and disciplined adults who have a lot of rules for their kids to follow. On the other hand sometimes children have relaxed parents who might not care at all what their children do. In the children’s book, “The Big Box” by Toni Morrison, the storyline follows three different kids and their journey while being a child. All of them have parents who don’t want to deal with disruptive, crazy, active, and energetic chi [...]


    10. Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue are trying to express their freedom while adults/grown-ups around them is trying to restrict their freedom. They are all placed in the same big box because the parents are trying to determine what is best for them, creating a world for them inside the box. In the end, together they break free of the big box. “Who says they can’t handle their freedom?”The illustrations from the book quite hard to understand and the book itself was tough to keep up with the plot a [...]


    11. The Big Box, written by Toni and Slade Morrison, is not your typical children's book. It is about three children named Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue who become forced to live in a box with three locks on the door because they are unable to handle their freedom. Out of all three children, Patty is the naughtiest. This is because she likes to go to the bathroom four times, talk loud in the library, and sing in class. Mickey, the boy of the group, is also troublesome and disruptive. He likes to yell [...]


    12. The Big Box by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison is about 3 young kids named Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue who are trying to express their freedom while adults/grown-ups around them are trying to restrict them from their freedom. They are all placed in the same big box, figuratively speaking, because the parents are trying to determine what is best for them, creating a world for them inside the box. In the end, the children break free of the big box leaving an opened-ended question of “Who says t [...]


    13. This grim tale tells how Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue are banished to live in a box because “they can't handle their freedom.” Their transgressions are silly acts of disobedience as the children begin to test the boundaries of society. No one is willing to rescue them from the fated box, in fact, their mother's and father's are more than happy to confine them themselves. This books looks at how society places constraints and rules on children, forcing them to grow up too fast. The adults fear [...]



    14. The big box is a book about three children who have a lot of energy and display somewhat disruptive behavior and are told by their parents that they just don't know how to handle their freedom. The parents put them in a box with windows, furniture and a door with three locks that only opens one way. The parents come and visit once a week and bring them all of their favorite foods and toys. The illustrations are on full page spreads which allow the reader to feel as if they are experiencing the s [...]


    15. The big Box by Toni Morrison with Slade Morrison,Illustrator by Giselle Potter. This picture story with special need kids is a great book for teachers,parents and students. The story is about three aggressive,disruptive and energetic kids who don't know how to handle their freedom. So educators and grown-up decided to put each one in a big brown box that has carpets, curtains and beanbag chairs, but the door has three big locks that only opens one way. A lot of rules are listed to help these kid [...]


    16. The Big Box does a great job of showing that sometimes kids can be be more wise than adults. Adults can be narrow-minded and stuck in their ways even though they believe they are all-knowing. The children in this book are portrayed as wild by the adults, but Morrison portrays them as good children who just like to have a little fun. These children are locked up inside a big box and given all the necessary material items needed to live. They have slides,TVs, beds, food, and much more. But these c [...]


    17. The Big Box, written by Toni Morrison, is a story about about Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue. The story is written in a poetic way, with rhyme and repetition, which made the story flow and come together. All of the illustrations are two-page spreads, with the text always on the right hand side without any borders or frames. Each child was described one by one and then put into one box because they couldn't handle their freedom; they were seen as wild by adults (which were described as people who lo [...]


    18. A book like this doesn't get made without the influence of a Pulitzer Prize winner (it's co-authored, at least nominally, by Toni Morrison and her son), still it's kind of thrilling to witness it running around in the wild, a little menacing, a little out of control. Though it would probably remain a little unintelligible also, if the great Giselle Potter were not around to color in the metaphors, because this is finally a fable about all of the ways we trap, or abandon, or surrender our childre [...]


    19. The Big Box by Toni Morrison was a MUST read on my children's list of books after reading the reviews. I thought I would read it and dream up a good lesson plan for one of my classes. As I turned the pages of the Big Box I thought, "Ummm, I kinda don't like this book." I continued to turn the pages and sorrow filled my lungs. I could not handle it any longer and quickly flipped through the remaining two kids stories. I did not enjoy it one bit. I feel like I am missing some really good metaphori [...]


    20. A book off the UU minister's bookshelf--I found it depressing, disturbing, and leaving me with a lot to think about. I suppose Morrison's box represents the proverbial round holes into which we expect/teach our kids to conform as we sand & file away the corners of the children's personalities with rules, regulations, and expectations. I am still wondering about the references to the visits by the parents who bestow upon the pent up children expensive gifts and representations of the outside [...]


    21. In “The Big Box”, three children- Patty, Mickey, and Lisa Sue- live in a big box, with paintings, shutters that keep the day out, a swing set, and all the toys they could ever want. The box has three locks and it only opens one way. A safe haven for the kids, their own personal playground, secluded from any adults. But as the story goes on a haunting truth unfolds: The kids are sent to the Box by their parents, teachers, or neighbors because they could not handle their freedom. The idea of g [...]


    22. Genre: Picture BookRating: *****Wow! What a simple book that really makes you think. I love how Morrison described people from completely different backgrounds but common struggles. The questions that arise from a reading are great for discussion or tie-ins with novels with similar concepts. Summary:Three 'children' are sent away to live in a big box because they are irresponsible. However, when the meaning of freedom and responsibility come into question, Patty and Mickey and Liza Sue question [...]


    23. This classic tale reads as fiction, but is actually about us. It's a wake-up call for parents to treat their kids better than they have in the past. It focuses on three kids, who are taught to do as society tells them is "appropriate" behavior so the kids can be loved. When the kids stand up for themselves saying they are as they are, and that they are just fine, the parents understandor do they? Society puts the kids in a big box, a room with a door opening out one way only, so kids have to sta [...]


    24. This picture storybook tells the story of three youngsters whose failure to follow the rules of the adults in their world lands them in a big brown box. Their parents try to mimic the outside world for them by bringing them candy, toys and reproductions of nature. However, the children want their freedom! Somehow all the goodies their parents bring do not extinguish this need. The benefits of freedom are highlighted by the pleasures felt by animals in the wild. Children will delight in the whims [...]


    25. This was a nice poem I guess. It reminded me of something that Jeff Kinney said that I don't particularly agree with in most cases. Jeff referenced a shelf of picture books in his local bookstore and said, "Those books are for well-intentioned grandparents." This might have been one of the books on that shelf. People who are looking for it will see the metaphor and understand what she's getting at, but an unassisted child won't. They'd be bored. They might recognize the brand names that Morrison [...]


    26. The first thing I noticed when I picked up this book was that the actual shape of the book reflected the title. The book is larger than most picture books I've read, and in a square shape like a box. The end papers reminded me of a wallpaper style, with random images ranging from bow ties, sunflowers, to a basketball. The author uses a rhythmic style of writing where every other line rhymes. This is appealing to kids because it makes reading the book, especially aloud, more engaging to listen to [...]


    27. The story is about Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue and is written in a very poetic way, with a lot rhyme and repetition. These kids are described one by one then put into a box because they can’t handle their freedom. They are seen as wild by adults so to contain them they put them into the big brown box. These three children are from different ethnic backgrounds, but they all have qualities in common. This story shows children that they are free to be who they want to be. All of the illustrations [...]


    28. I feel like I'm missing something after reading this book I'm left a little confused. I get that the children are wild and the adults don't think that they don't deserve freedom. But it doesn't make sense to me. This book isn't realistic and maybe I'm missing some sort of metaphor. Why would Toni Morrison chose to put the children in a box? Do these children have some sort of special need and are being put in a special education classroom? I'm left with a lot of questions so I didn't really enjo [...]


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