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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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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for My Little Handyman May 10 2000
By A Customer - Published on
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
Love this book! April 16 2012
By Mom of Four - Published on
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
Clearly a classic! May 11 2012
By S. Swanson - Published on
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
This was my son's favorite book when he was about 1 1/2 and up Aug. 21 2014
By maria2222 - Published on
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
Fun and entertaining. July 20 2012
By Kindle Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Fun and entertaining for a short while for my 2 year old grandson.
If he can get to his grand dads real tools, now that's entertainment.
The box is helpful for storage. In fact, I am using for a craft box now.