One of the advantages of selling books, is that my girls can enjoy a title like this, Christina Katerina and The Box, before it is listed for sale.
I could keep it, yes, but I don't deem it right to keep all nice titles. Even though I sell many picture books, I don't consider we have to have our shelves full of them. I am always purging and cleaning mine.
This book captures the epitome of a toy, a cardboard box. I have a friend whose children ignored their shinny Christmas toys in favor of a big box like the one depicted in this book. My girls have made doll houses with some boxes, huts and clubs with others, and if no box is in sight, some blankets and chairs work to improvise a fort, castle, or prison. Book styles change, but children don't, so kudos to the clever author who saw this, and to the illustrator who kicked it up a notch.