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Think Outside the Box, by Justine Avery | Dedicated Review

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Book Think Outside the BoxThink Outside the Box

Written by Justine Avery

Illustrated by Liuba Syrotiuk

Age Range: 4+

Hardcover: 36 pages

Publisher: Suteki Creative (July 14, 2020)

ISBN-13: 978-1948124584

What to expect: Problem Solving and Life Lessons

Think Outside the Box is exactly the picture book that you didn’t know you needed. It’s full of excellent life lessons and encouragement—the kind that most adults only wish had been shared with them as a child.

Feeling puzzled, stumped, stuck, confused, bogged down, worried, or simply uninspired? This creative picture book, complete with crafty illustrations that will have the cogwheels in you brain turning, delivers just the right nudge to get readers moving in a positive direction. The prose is clear, concise, and empowering with an oft-repeated refrain of ‘think outside the box.’ Readers, young and old, are encouraged to trust themselves, listen instead of talking, try standing in someone else’s shoes, slow down when everyone else is rushing, and learn from mistakes. The entire book is quotable, but here’s a sample of what you can expect:

“But think what your super brain might think…
If you could place it outside your own head!
Now, that’s thinking outside the box!”

The truth is—if it hasn’t happened already—most of us will be told at some point in our lives to think outside of the box. Author Justine Avery, clearly a deep-thinker herself—makes this phrase accessible and actionable by providing a variety of angles that can be applied to any problem that needs solving. Now that’s a feat!

So, here’s to raising creative, passionate, problem-solving humans that are ready to take on the world. It’s never too early or late to encourage a person to think outside the box. This book would also make a great gift for graduates and any person, child or adult, working through a challenging time. The publisher’s synopsis defines who this book is well suited for: Everyone. “Think Outside the Box is an at-home library must-have for any future idealist, instigator, activist, maverick, or mover and shaker—and every individual.”

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About the Author

Author Headshot Justine Avery

Justine Avery

Justine Avery is an award-winning author who loves writing stories for all sorts of readers. She was born in America but grew up-and is still growing up-all over the world as a natural explorer with a curiosity for all things. She’s jumped out of airplanes, off of very high bridges, and into shark-infested waters to name a few adventures. And books are her favorite adventures of all.

For more information, visit: www.justineavery.com and https://twitter.com/Justine_Avery

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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