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Gift & Box

Gift & Box

Illustrated by Brizida Magro


Gift & Box

About the Book

Follow the adventures of Gift and Box as they travel from Grandma's house to Sofia's front door!

Gift and Box are a package, dropped off with love from Grandma at the local post office. But being a package together on a long postal voyage is not always easy. There are ships to board, oceans to cross and bumpy truck rides! Can Gift and Box arrive in one piece?

Come along for the ride on this delightful journey of friendship that showcases the wonder of receiving a gift by mail, and the love both a grandma and child feel as they’re connected by a simple package from far away.

Product Details

On sale: October 10, 2023
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780593377611
Reading level: Lexile: AD500L | Fountas/Pinnell: L

Author Bio

Ellen Mayer is an award-winning author of lively children's books that help build language and math skills. She has a background in early childhood education, as a researcher and early literacy home visitor. Ellen lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts. And while her grandchildren all live close by, she still mails them gifts in boxes they can open with delight.

Brizida Magro is an illustrator and educator based in Boulder, Colorado, who grew up in Portugal. She teaches illustration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Brizida is also the illustrator of Saturday at the Food Pantry by Diane O'Neill and Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Mary Lee Donovan. She is passionate about rock climbing and wandering the world. She enjoys simplicity, wee characters, collecting vintage papers, and bringing stories to life.


"Everyone likes receiving packages, and young readers will learn how one box travels to its destination while anticipating what surprise is in store for Sophia." —School Library Journal

"This story is absolutely the full package." —Kirkus Reviews