Board Books

Circle, Triangle, Elephant: A Book of Shapes and Surprises by Kenji Oikawa


Back of Book:
This unexpected take on shapes offers a breath of fresh air within this well-established toddler concept genre. With bright block-art visuals and a rhythmic, read-aloud text, this book begins by offering familiar shapes – a triangle, a circle, and a square – and then throws an elephant into the equation: triangle, elephant, circle. Surely an elephant doesn’t belong in a book on shapes… or does it? The joy of the unexpected, including guest appearances by boats, lemons, and other random but recognizable silhouettes, in a shape-driven narrative will prompt giggles and squeals, as children build skills of labelling and classifying.
My Review:
I have been enjoying being on the judging panel to the 2017 Cybils Awards. I received a copy of the book from the publisher to review.
The first thing I noticed about this board book is the size. It is larger then the common board book. I think this size allows parents to sit and share this book with their child. The illustrations are bright and colorful. My favorite illustrations are probably of the clown faces. This book is a great beginners introduction to shapes and colors. Perfect for beginning readers.
Ages 1 to 3
28 Pages

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