Monday, June 13, 2011

Perfect Square review

Perfect Square

A perfect square is transformed in this adventure story that will transport you far beyond the four equal sides of this square book.  (goodreads summary)

A perfectly happy square finds itself cut into pieces and poked with holes. It decides to transform itself into a fountain... The square is no longer a square and each day of the week something new and magical happens. This simple picture book explores the creativity of shape and design.  It is filled with large words and pictures including a new color on every page making it a wonderful addition to teaching shape, color and even days of the week.  Another concept I found appealing was the message that things can change but the square was able to adapt to those changes.  The story is quite clever and artistically inspires children to think about making new things from something ordinary. I also love that it challenges you to think out-of-the-box. Children will find it exciting to see what happens to the square at every turn of a page. This would be a fun story to read and then to see what they come up with from an ordinary paper shape themselves. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 5 and up. ~

Title: Perfect Square
Author: Michael Hall
Genre: Picture Book
Pub. Date: April 2011, Greenwillow Books
Hardcover, 40 pgs.

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