Shapes That Roll
Some shapes roll . . . some don't. Some shapes stack . . . others won't. Some shapes lie down . . .while others stand tall. Circles, squares, and triangles, even ovals and diamonds, are endlessly and intriguingly entertaining in Steve Wilson's world. Karen Nagel's rhythmic text is brought to life by Wilson's troupe of uniquely-shaped characters.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 16th 2009 by Blue Apple Books
(first published 2009)
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Follow brightly-colored Triangle, Circle and Square as they take you on a tour through the world of shapes. Some shapes roll, some don’t. Some stacks, some don’t. Some open and close, some are in pieces, and other are heavy. This book doesn’t tell readers the names of the shapes until the very end, allowing the text of the book to be more playful. It also is built for conversation about the shapes readers are seeing, from basic shapes to cubes and spheres too. This silly, colorful book about sha...more
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Aug 30, 2010 Heidi rated it 4 of 5 stars
This is a good book for teaching shapes. Probably would work best one-on-one with the child instead of in a storytime since there is so much to be seen on the pages. The rhyming keeps the text going. The shapes are made to stand out by their shiny material. And the end has the reader going back to find some of the shapes seen in the book. Well done, I think.
Apr 19, 2012 Megan Phillips rated it 4 of 5 stars
Real life examples are contained throughout this book. It shows shapes that are not usually thought of as being a shape, meaning they are different than a square, triangle, rectangle, circle, or square. It is a great book to get students learning and thinking about shapes in their real life and elsewhere.