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The Toolbox Hardcover – Sep 1 2004

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens; Reprint edition (Sept. 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802789307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802789303
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 0.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
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About the Author

The Toolbox was a close collaboration between Anne Rockwell and her late husband, Harlow Rockwell. Anne conceived of the book idea and wrote the text, and Harlow created the illustrations. He used handmade laid book paper instead of traditional watercolor paper, because he felt that this gave the color more transparency and luminosity.

Anne said, "I saw The Toolbox as lovingly rendered still lifes of common tools found in a toolbox, based upon my husband's powerful but sensitive and simple way of rendering everyday objects. The words were inspired by our son, a toddler at the time, and his awe of his father's tools."

Anne lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, and she is the critically acclaimed author of innumerable books for the very young.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa897f84c) out of 5 stars 65 reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8875c24) out of 5 stars Perfect for My Little Handyman May 10 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
My four-year-old, a tool fanatic, loved this book. Simple illustrations and words label several tools from a boy's father's toolbox and clearly describe their basic uses. My son "reads" it over and over again.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8875f60) out of 5 stars Love this book! April 16 2012
By Mom of Four - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
My 2 year old simply adores this book! He is obsessed with all things related to building and this book covers it! It's a fairly basic board book, but has pictures of all of the tools that he likes, so he's able to look at the pictures and memorize what each thing is. Very cute for a tool-obsessed toddler!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8939048) out of 5 stars Clearly a classic! May 11 2012
By S. Swanson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
We gave this book and the Green Toys Tool Set to my daughter and she LOVED it. It is obviously dated (who has a plane or a wooden folding tape measure any more?) but she wants to read it over and over and she names the tools. We got her a cheap tape measure and small clamp to put in the box so she has more of the tools, but she is happy to just read the book over and over.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa893900c) out of 5 stars This was my son's favorite book when he was about 1 1/2 and up Aug. 21 2014
By maria2222 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Board book
This was my son's favorite book when he was about 1 1/2 and up! We read it ALL the time! The only downside was that when he was 2, he used tools to remove the trap from under the sink, but just like in the book, he put a bucket under it so water didn't go everywhere. He's twenty now, and just bought his first set of tools. I told him "The Toolbox!" and he hugged me and said "Yes, Mom, just like in "The Toolbox!" He still remembered his favorite book! I'm buying this for him to give to his kids someday! :)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa893906c) out of 5 stars It was ok but not as awesome as 'tap tap bang bang' by garcia Dec 6 2014
By Romeo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Board book
It was ok but not as awesome as 'tap tap bang bang' by garcia..The 'tap tap bang bang' was so colorful and cute &Plus it rhymed . 'Tap tap bang bang' was a really fun read for my 2 & half year old. She couldn't gt enough of it. In comparison this book 'the toolbox' lacked bright colors & fun wordings. It did include a line or two about bunch of tools but my daughter didn't really get interested. If I hadn't read the other book, maybe I wouldn't have disliked 'the toolbox' as much. I am not sure