Circle, Triangle, Elephant! (Pre-order)

A Book of Shapes & Surprises

Pre-order now. This title will be shipped from 8 May.

Kenji Oikawa & Mayuko Takeuchi


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.


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.



Tomi Ungerer: A Treasury of 8 Books
Hug This Book!
Toto's Apple
Before & After
This Is Not A Book
Harold's Hungry Eyes


Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
Read more