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Max discusses with his mother good reasons why he'd like to trade her in, but admits there is one reason to keep her.
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Marisabina Russo's warm, distinctive picture books usually mirror everyday scenarios from her own family's life. The Big Brown Box was inspired by her three children's tendency to entertain themselves—and each other—with common household objects (which included many a cardboard box).
Ms. Russo has written and illustrated many picture books for children, and has illustrated several by other authors. She and her husband and children live in Westchester County, New York.From Publishers Weekly:
If only mothers were like cars, children could upgrade to "nicer, better" models at the first sign of dissatisfaction. Such is the young protagonist's wish in this quietly reassuring picture book. After a trying day that begins with Max running out of his favorite breakfast cereal and ends with him having his hair shampooed, the boy expresses his frustration and displeasure by announcing he wants a new mother ("You are definitely the worst mother in the whole world"). Responding to her son's complaints, Mama counters them with comforting words--a tactic that makes Max reconsider his decision. Russo's ( The Line Up Book ; A Visit to Oma ) bold gouache paintings, in a cool palette of purples, blues and maroon highlighted with pastel shades, provide eye-catching contrast throughout; scenes are warmed by an abundance of background detail. Though the human figures here are a bit stiff, their faces depict a range of emotion--as, overall, does this unexpectedly touching story. Ages 3-up.
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Book Description Greenwillow Books, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. First Printing ~ Inscribed and Signed by Author on title page. Flawless, New condition in New jacket "Russo's simple dialogue nicely reflects a child's sense of injustice at normal constraints, while her attractive illustrations, formed of flat areas of bright, subtly harmonizing colors, reinforce the realistic story's warmth and sense of security." -- Kirkus Reviews. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 091136
Book Description Greenwillow Books, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0688114164
Book Description Greenwillow Books, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110688114164