Circle, Triangle, Elephant!

A Book of Shapes & Surprises


A clever and refreshing approach to learning about shapes, with a bit of silliness mixed in


Kenji Oikawa & Mayuko Takeuchi


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Price: USD$9.95

A clever and refreshing approach to learning about shapes, with a bit of silliness mixed in

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.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Board Book
Size: 229 x 166 mm (9 x 6 1/2 in)
Pages: 22 pp
Illustrations: 22 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714874111

Kenji Oikawa and Mayuko Takeuchi, are an award-winning husband-and-wife illustration team based in Tokyo. They have published over thirty children's books and are also known for their commercial work in advertising and merchandising. This is their first book to be published in English.

"A breath of fresh air within the well-established toddler concept genre."—PrimaryTimes.Net

"What a lovely shape book. Baby books can be so bland, but these shapes interspersed with animals and objects really livens things up. The illustrations are lovely and as well as providing shape learning opportunities, there's lots of playful fun to be had with the unexpected items popping up in between. A fantastic bonding book to read with babies from birth upwards and there's lots of giggling and nonsense to be had with older children up to around three years."—ChopsyBaby.com

"A breath of fresh air within the well-established toddler concept genre."—PrimaryTimes.Net

"What a lovely shape book. Baby books can be so bland, but these shapes interspersed with animals and objects really livens things up. The illustrations are lovely and as well as providing shape learning opportunities, there's lots of playful fun to be had with the unexpected items popping up in between. A fantastic bonding book to read with babies from birth upwards and there's lots of giggling and nonsense to be had with older children up to around three years."—ChopsyBaby.com

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