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Windows, Rings, and Grapes—a Look at Different Shapes (Math is CATegorical)

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In this humorous look at shapes, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable introduce circles, ovals, triangles, squares, and rectangles. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical series explain how to identify each shape and provide loads of examples. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make shaping up a snap!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Millbrook Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Lynn Cansler
Andrew said he really liked it because he loves math. He wants to know more about 3D shapes, and this book only had 2D shapes, so we give it only 3 stars. It is a cute concept and reminded me of Dr. Seuss.
Kristanne Duncan
I loved this book. It is a great way to teach shapes, and the characteristics of different shapes. With a fun poem like story, this book discusses various beginner shapes such as circles, ovals, triangles, squares, rectangles. With each shape there are also many examples of everyday items. For example, this book describes a a triangle as three lines that come together and have three points and angles. It also talks about the prefix tri- discussing that this means three and providing examples of ...more
Dolly
Feb 27, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We've really enjoyed the books from this author/illustrator team. This one, however, wasn't our favorite. The verse didn't flow as smoothly and they stuck with basic shapes. What about a hexagon, a trapezoid or a rhombus? Still, it is an entertaining tale and an effective way to teach math concepts to younger children.
Helen Kumpel
Who this book is for: PreK-3rd
Activity: Shapes; Students can explore the classroom and take pictures of various shapes they find!
Reflection: This book is great to get kids thinking about all the shapes around us! Also, enforcing the math vocabulary!
Karan Johnstone
This is an early elementary book about shapes. It has cute rhymes and pictures to draw a student in. It is way under my grade level but it would be good for kindergarten or first grade.
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Melinda Garman
A fun book with beautiful illustrations that teaches about different shapes. Uses humor, fun words, and rhyming to teach shapes. Would be great for Pre-K or Kindergarten. Bright and Colorful.
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