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Square (Shape Trilogy) by Mac Barnett

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List Price: £12.66


Hardcover: 48 Pages.

Published: 08 May 2018 by Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780763696078

EAN: 9780763696078

This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square's friend Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really? With the second story in a trilogy of tales about Triangle, Square, and Circle, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen nudge readers toward a more well-rounded way of looking at things. Understated and striking in its simplicity, this funny, thoughtful offering from two of today's most talented picture-book creators emphasizes the importance of keeping your eyes -- and your mind -- open to wonder where others see only rubble and rocks.


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Loved by an 18 Month Old!

This is the second book in the shape trilogy by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. The first was Triangle & the third will be Circle.

Now I wasn't impressed by Triangle. I found it a rather dull story with monotonous illustrations and colour scheme. However, I passed the book onto my friend's 18 month old son & recently discovered that it is his favourite book! Apparently it is his first choice for a bedtime read every night. It just goes to show what I know! So I passed on this book to the same little lad to see what he thought & he is thrilled. He loves it.

So it doesn't matter that I think this is not the most exciting story with dull illustrations. What matters is that this 18 month old thinks it is wonderful! So on young Harry's say so I am giving it four stars - it hasn't quite eclipsed Triangle as his favourite!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

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