Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Take A Square by Britta Teckentrup (Children's, Picture book, 9/10E)

 June 2015, Words and Pictures, Hardback, 32 pages, Review copy 

Content: shapes 

 Learn about squares in this creative exploration of shapes. With simple words and bold, graphic images, Britta Teckentrup once again shows her innate understanding of design as well as her grasp of making concepts accessible to young children. Sound words, solid blocks of colour, rhythmic text and a die-cut cover make a timeless series that appeals to all ages.

Nayu's thoughts    
I was quite taken by this book because it reminded me of a few from my childhood which had worlds based on squares, circles, triangles and a few other shapes. Since I was too little to remember the title (it clearly wasn't my most favourite book of all time), Take A Square happily fills the gap. It takes more than just a square, creating difference scenes on each page, encouraging the reader to think up their own story while reading the book, and enabling the reader to recreate the scene themselves if they have the same/similar building blocks/other objects. The colours may be a bit subdued for my taste, but it's a fine addition to every bookshelf. 

Find out more on Britta's website

Available from many bookshops including NRC affiliate Foyles

Suggested read 
Another fun shape themed book is My Little World: Egg An Eggs-citing Easter Egg-Scapade!(Children's, board book, 10E/10E)

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