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Monday, 4 July 2016

Review: Shapes at Play and Shapes, Reshape!


I love Silvia Borando's work. Always so bright and creative and perfect for little ones who love a dose of clever with their stories.

This new duo of books offers an interactive experience for tots, a la Herve Tullet but holding its very own unique charm. In Shapes at Play, we meet a bunch of little triangles who band together to create something much bigger. The squares do it, too, and the circles--well, they just want to bounce. Higher and higher and higher!

And maybe if they all band together as one, they can make some really, really interesting shapes! This book would be ideal for classroom and daycare settings where kids can come up with their own creations, using shape cutouts.

In Shapes, Reshape, children will enjoy a counting book that utilises rectangles in wonderful ways--to create frogs, and chickens and porcupines and many more charming critters.

So simple so gorgeously creative and visually warming--these books are sure to be a favourite of the under-5 set.

Title: Shapes at Play and Shapes, Reshape!
Author/Illustrator: Silvia Borando
Publisher: Walker Books, $19.99
Publication Date: 1 July 2016
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781406367331 / 9781406367348
For ages: 0 - 4
Type: Picture Book


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