How can you turn an empty box into a time machine? This comical story featuring endearing characters with vivid imaginations celebrates creativity and ingenuity.
Samantha the anteater simply can’tbelieve it when her friends Grant the aardvark and Antoine the armadillo tell her they plan to build a time machine.Can they really make such a thing from a big old box and a bunch of “hoozie-doozies”? Samantha has her doubts, but is willing to jump in and help her friends fulfill their plan in an unexpected way.
About the Author
Suzanne Bloom is the author and illustrator of the ever-popular Goose and Bear series, including the Geisel Honor-winning A Splendid Friend, Indeed, as well as many books outside the series, such as I Just Like You, The Bus for Us and A Mighty Fine Time Machine. A longtime resident of upstate New York, Suzanne is a graduate of Cooper Union and is a mother and a grandmother. Visit suzannebloom.com.
"A splendid use for a box, indeed." —Kirkus Reviews
"The language is replete with words such as 'hoozie-doozies,' and 'doodads.' It rolls off the tongue with occasional poetic segments such as 'Flippers flapped. Wings whapped.' The unusual characters' devotion to each other and their project is an asset to the book." —Library Media Connection
"Children who have ever created anything out of a box will identify with the trio's ingenuity. The colored pencil-and-gouache illustrations add warmth and humor to the story." —Booklist