A clever and spirited rhyming story of friends who literally come in all shapes and sizes
When Circle rolls into one of Triangle's points and pops, chaos momentarily ensues until Octagon's "Stop!" brings everyone to their senses. An effortlessly rhyming text introduces us to a collection of shapes and subtly weaves their physical characteristics into traits that both lead to and solve a would-be catastrophe. Master illustrator Serge Bloch's shapes are accompanied by a chorus of miniature people who play along, creating the perfect complement to Barbara Kanninen's economy of words. Worthy of comparison to Shel Silverstein's The Missing Piece, this raucous chain of events is satisfyingly cyclical, ending just exactly where it began.
Created for ages 3-5 years
Barbara Kanninen is a children's writer, award-winning Ph.D. environmental economist, and chair of her local school board. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband.
Serge Bloch is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and in numerous books for children and adults. His international list of accolades includes the Bologna Ragazzi Award, and an ALA Batchelder Honor. Bloch and his wife live in Paris and New York.
Size: 215 x 215 mm (8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in)
Pages: 32 pp
Illustrations: 32 illustrations