Inside the Pencil Box by Avni Saxena Review 

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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A young girl’s pencil box holds two kingdoms within it, and the kingdoms of Pencils and Erasers must learn to come together to help the little girl who relies on them in author Avni Saxena’s “Inside the Pencil Box”.


The Synopsis

Inside the Pencil Box, an Amazon Best Seller, teaches the powers of teamwork and friendship in a creative children’s chapter book with an engaging story and vibrant illustrations where pencils, erasers, and other school supplies come to life. This Teachers’ Pick children’s book is a wonderful story about the importance of overcoming differences to reach a bigger goal.

Step into the magical world within Emma’s pencil box, where two kingdoms lie: The Pencil Kingdom and the Eraser Kingdom. Citizens of the two kingdoms express discontent, each believing themselves to be the most important school supply. As tensions escalate between the two kingdoms, chaos ensues, leading to a disastrous turn of events during Emma’s school day…

As the narrative unfolds in this chapter book, pencils, and erasers gradually discover the need for collaboration. Their cooperative efforts ultimately led to the innovative eraser-tipped pencil. This pivotal moment unites the characters from the pencil box, showcasing the significance of technology and innovation in a way accessible to young readers, while also offering valuable discussion points for parents and teachers.

While the target age group for this book ranges from four to eleven years old, its heartwarming tale and delightful illustrations will captivate readers of all generations.

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The Review

This was an inventive and creative children’s book. The cartoon-style illustrations of these two kingdoms and the even pacing of the narrative were great to see come to life. The heartfelt aspect of the narrative and the natural progression of the tension between these two kingdoms will keep readers invested in the story.

To me, the overall message and theme of the story was so engaging. The author did a wonderful job of showcasing the power of overcoming our differences and working together to help the people we care the most about. The way the eraser and pencil kingdoms balanced each other out and the focus on the young girl whom they both helped on a regular basis made this a compelling read.

The Verdict

Thoughtful, entertaining, and memorable, author Avni Saxena’s “Inside the Pencil Box” is a must-read children’s book. The heartfelt message and the imaginative artwork helped bring this fun and inspiring story to life and will have children and parents alike eager for more from this stellar author. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

I have always been fascinated by the power of storytelling and how it can convey important life lessons such as the powers of teamwork and friendship. Just like the characters in “Inside the Pencil Box,” I’ve experienced firsthand how working together with others can lead to innovative solutions and outcomes. This belief in the importance of overcoming differences to achieve a common goal has been a driving force in my life and is a central theme in the book, making it a reflection of my own values and experiences.


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