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4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This wonderful book gives children a fresh and informal introduction to both 2-D and 3-D shapes, as well as to concepts such as tessellation, symmetry, and pattern. Superb photographs celebrate the wealth of creativity that is possible by combining squares, triangles, and circles, or cubes, cylinders, and cones. Hands-on projects help give children a firm understanding of ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Tate
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Scope
Apr 02, 2009 Scope rated it it was amazing
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ABC books. Number books. Shape books. All played out.

Hold on a sec. Similar to how a good singer can turn a corny song into a great one (have you checked the lyrics to Ignition (Remix) lately?), creativity can make a worn genre feel downright alive. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Color, David Goodman and Zoe Miller inject a refreshing sense of imagination into Shape. If you’re going to start introducing youngsters to the world of the geometric, you can do no better than to put th
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Kaye Cloutman
May 22, 2009 Kaye Cloutman rated it really liked it
This magnificent picture book provides young readers targeted at the ages of 4-8 years old a simple yet creative way of teaching basic shapes with vivid colors and eye-catching photographs. It also stretches the mind by adding illustrations wherein ordinary everyday objects are made up or may contain lots of shapes. Children will definitely be stimulated visually because the excellent pictures provide its readers with imagination and inventiveness that is achievable by mixing rectangles, ...more
Connie Klever
May 10, 2010 Connie Klever rated it really liked it
A nice book about shapes that is a bit more advanced than the average concept book, so great for a variety of age/grade levels. Reviews shape concepts such as circle, semi-circle,quadrant. Photographic images, paintings, and a variety of materials are used to depict various shapes. Includes "I Spy" and other activity ideas involving shapes as well.
Heather
Jul 10, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it
I loved the vivid colors & sharp contrasting pictures in this book. It is very playful & more in depth than your typical shape book as it includes pyramids, cones, cylinders, spheres, semi circles, quadrants, symmetry, etc.
babyhippoface
May 21, 2009 babyhippoface rated it really liked it
Nice book for introducing shapes. Each shape is well-represented by colorful, sharp photographs and illustrations. Art teachers will like this one.
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David Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, author of seven books (including three NY Times bestsellers), and a contributing writer for Mother Jones. His most recent book, co-authored with his sister Amy Goodman (host of Democracy Now!), is Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (Hyperion, paperback 2009), which profiles the movers and movements that hav ...more
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