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Title : Jessica's box
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ISBN : 9781921042911
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 30 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Jessica's box Reviews

  • robyn
    2019-03-14 20:05

    i almost gave 3 stars then bumped it up. i think i like the story because of its simplicity, but i almost dinged it for the same reason. and i LOVE the fact that jessica is in a wheelchair. It's not mentioned or even alluded to, and i love that. There is a scene where Jessica's mom is doing yoga, and Jessica is next to her, laying with her legs on her box. There was nothing limiting and I like that.

  • Scott Robins
    2019-02-27 15:54

    A story about a young girl trying her best to fit in at a new school - its a simple lesson - don't try too hard and be yourself. The resolution is a bit neat and tidy but it works here. Also, this is a perfect book for diverse representation - the main character is in a wheelchair but the story doesn't mention anything about why she is.

  • Valerie
    2019-03-24 12:55

    I love this because so many kids can relate to it. Jessica is just trying to fit into her new school. Many children experience a situation similar to this in their lives. The illustrations were also very colorful and kept the readers attention.

  • Kátia Cristina
    2019-03-15 20:01

    Sugestão da minha querida princesinha Sofia. Uma linda história para aprendermos a dar valor a nós mesmos.

  • J F
    2019-02-26 11:52


  • Kate Hastings
    2019-03-03 18:54

    Grades K-3. A girl starts school and wants to make new friends, so she brings special things in a box to get people to like her. But nothing seems to work. Maybe it isn't about the box.The main character has a wheelchair, but the story isn't about the wheelchair. This is the best kind of diverse book. Her struggles are not different from any child's struggle to meet new people and make friends.

  • Omgjudy
    2019-03-14 18:47

    LOVED the messages in this book. I don't know why everyone is talking about their edition with Jessica in a wheelchair, but my edition definitely did not feature Jessica in a wheelchair. Not that it would have negatively impacted the story, but a lot of people are complaining that it is too simple a story for portraying those with disabilities, to which I must say: that feature is not a part of the main story, but rather a feature of the special edition that was released in relation to Celebral Palsy Alliance. The edition I accessed at the library was just a simple yet meaningful, touching story about making friends. Love the message that just being herself was enough and that she didn't have to bring special things to impress anyone; that those who would appreciate her would be impressed just by who she is. Great message for kids. My preschooler and I loved it. Also appreciated the depiction of Jessica feeling very sad/depressed/rejected and wanting to hide in the box, ultimately leading to the touching ending. A great way to get the conversation going with kids about feelings of sadness/depression as well as teaching the fact that these feelings will eventually pass.

  • Teresa Bateman
    2019-03-26 12:48

    Jessica is going to her first day of school and she has a large cardboard box with her. Hopefully its contents will win her some much-needed friends. Unfortunately that doesn't work out. She fills the box with other things as the days pass, but nothing ends up as she hopes. Finally she just puts the box over her head. Her actions draw the attention of a boy who turns out to be a good prospect in the friend department. This gently sweet tale of fitting in and finding friends is imported from Australia and addresses an issue all children face. Bright illustrations pop against a white background, and a loving family gives Jessica the verbal support she needs. What is not central to the story, but is shown in the illustrations, is that Jessica is in a wheelchair. Lovely--a book about friendship AND inclusion! This is a lovely book that deserves a place on library shelves.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-02 19:00

    Anxious about the first day of school, Jessica finds some reassurance from her family members and from a large box she carries with her. But the box's contents--one day her stuffed bear, one day cupcakes, the next day her beloved dog--fail to impress her classmates for long. Frustrated and lonely since all she really wants is a friend, Jessica puts the box on her head to hide herself. Could it be that there's someone out there who is willing to look beneath the box and be her friend? Without a doubt, many youngsters will easily relate to this story with its simple but important message and soft-colored illustrations.

  • Jen
    2019-03-27 18:10

    Lovely picture book about Jessica's first day at school trying to make friends. She takes along a box, with her teddy in it, but most of the kids are not interested. So she tries cupcakes (very popular but no lasting friends), then her dog (great at first, but then Doris is taken home by the authorities) - at last, she just hides herself in the box in despair, makes a friend who thinks she is playing hide and seek. Easy peasy!! Nice simple illustrations accompany a story that many kids will relate to.

  • Shayla Stevens
    2019-02-27 14:57

    This book is so touching! It teaches the reader that you do not have anything better to offer anyone than yourself! The best gift you can give someone is the gift of friendship. I also like how the main character is in a wheelchair, but that is not the focus of the story, nor is it the only aspect of who Jessica is. This is a subtle way to teach students about other students who may be different than they are, but it does not matter.

  • Monika
    2019-03-26 17:07

    Pierwszy dzień w nowej szkole to dla dziecka bardzo trudny moment. Zwłaszcza, jeśli nie zna innych dzieci i bardzo pragnie znaleźć sobie prawdziwego przyjaciela. Nowe, nieznane otoczenie sprawia, że każdy chce w takiej sytuacji zrobić wszystko, by zaimponować rówieśnikom. Czy to dobry sposób na zawieranie przyjaźni? Hanka – bohaterka książki Petera Carnavasa – będzie musiała przekonać się o tym na własnej skórze.Więcej na

  • Anne
    2019-02-26 13:11

    Jessica is new at school and having a difficult time making friends. This is one of those fears that lots of kids (and adults) can identify with. One cool thing about the story is that Jessica is in a wheelchair and it is never mentioned. The author/illustrator just shows Jessica going through her day and the wheelchair is never shown to be an issue.

  • Juliana Lee
    2019-03-05 17:11

    Jessica is in a wheelchair. No one knows why, but that’s not important. What is important is that Jessica is a kid like any other. She wants to have a friend. And what she learned is that she didn’t have to ‘buy’ a friend with toys or sweets, she only had to be herself. When she put herself into the box, she made her first friend.

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-24 14:09

    Side note, because the book itself is excellent without this added benefit - Jessica (and perhaps one other character) uses a wheelchair, and it is (1) never mentioned in the text/does not affect the story and (2) illustrated alongside all sorts of activities both using her chair and not. Well done, Carnavas.

  • Mary Lee
    2019-03-15 11:59

    This is not a book about a kid in a wheelchair. This is a book about a kid who is trying to make friends. And she happens to be in a wheelchair but that has nothing to do with the story.Love it.

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-26 15:48

    Cerebral Palsy Alliance Limited EditionSummary: To make friends, Jessica brings a different present to school in her cardboard box. It is not until she realises that all she needs to present is herself that she finally makes a friend. (Publisher)

  • Chance Lee
    2019-03-24 13:48

    Overly simple story with really nice illustrations. I like that the protagonist is in a wheelchair, and that no one mentions it, but aside from that, the narrative is too basic. Disabled protagonists can be featured in more complex stories.

  • Tracie
    2019-02-28 14:12

    A young girl is starting school but worried about making friends. This one is special because she is in a wheelchair, which is evident in the pictures, but the story makes no mention. A nice change of pace showing that our fears are often universal despite ways we may be perceived as different.

  • Jessica Vopat
    2019-03-23 12:00

    Jessica's box is a great book and the illustrations are hand drawn. It would be great to read to a child Who is struggling with feeling different or making friends at school. I read this book as part of a class but I intend of reading it to my children soon

  • Kodomut
    2019-03-18 18:07

    A great book that teachers children the value and importance of being themselves and that each and everyone is special! A great book to share during sessions/lessons pertaining to self esteem and confidence.

  • Janet
    2019-03-09 19:02

    It was nice to see a child in a wheelchair as you just don't see that in picture books. It was nice to have that representation and that the story did not focus on the child's disability but it focused on Jessica as a person and her own individuality.

  • Becca Bolerjack
    2019-03-04 14:44

    This book has a great message about accepting yourself for who you are. Jessica struggles to make friends and tries to use material objects, but what gets her a friend is being herself. I think this is a very important message for children as many struggle with being themselves.

  • Mj Sipin
    2019-02-27 15:44

    I love this book. The main character is in the wheelchair but not mentioned at all. It's a great book to introduce kids to diversity. The moral of the story... be yourself and friendship cant be bought.

  • Linda
    2019-03-11 15:49

    Fabulous fabulous book. Well thought out and observant of a child's progression through the challenge of making new friends at the start of school. The water colour with black outline are bright and easy to follow and the text very efficient.Highly recommend: Kinder to Grade 1

  • Ryan Clark
    2019-03-19 19:59

    A picture book about the first few days of school and the difficulties of making friends. You don't need to try to impress people in hopes they'll become your friends, just be yourself! Features a little girl in a wheelchair - not part of the plot, excellent representation.

  • Jen
    2019-03-11 16:57

    Jessica is excited to be starting school but finds it hard to make friends, until she stops trying to buy friends and is just herself. A tender warm book that should help children overcome their fears of school.

  • Megan
    2019-03-11 18:14

    Unusual story about Jessica (not) making friends at school. The scene where she and dad go out in the night and don't say much is so emotional. Useful for starting a conversation if you are preparing children for school or change.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-02-28 13:56

    A simple friendship story with a clear, wise message.

  • Walter Walker
    2019-03-22 16:44

    This is an excellent book to teach narrative skills. It has a nice easy to follow storyline with some nice lifelong lesson to be learned. This book, in my opinion, would be perfect for the ages 3-6.