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Shape by Shape
by Suse MacDonald


Overview - What am I?
I lived a long, long time ago.
I had round eyes...
lots of sharp teeth...

This new concept book from Caldecott Honor illustrator Suse MacDonald is sure to entertain children. As readers turn the brightly colored, die cut pages, shapes on each page come together to reveal a creature from long ago.
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Overview
What am I?
I lived a long, long time ago.
I had round eyes...
lots of sharp teeth...

This new concept book from Caldecott Honor illustrator Suse MacDonald is sure to entertain children. As readers turn the brightly colored, die cut pages, shapes on each page come together to reveal a creature from long ago. Page by page, MacDonald's bright, cut-paper, collage-style artwork transforms circles into eyes and triangles into scales until a familiar creature is revealed, with the aid of a large fold-out page, on the final spread.
This 9 X 9 jacketed hardcover has die-cut cardstock pages.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781416971474
  • ISBN-10: 1416971475
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publish Date: June 2009
  • Page Count: 24
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Concepts - Size & Shape
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Imagination & Play

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 128.
  • Review Date: 2009-06-29
  • Reviewer: Staff

MacDonald (Alphabet Animals) uses die-cut pages to demonstrate how geometric shapes can build larger, recognizable forms. Against a bright yellow backdrop, two black circles peer back as the text reads, “Do you know what I am? I lived a long, long time ago.” Little by little, the creature is given shape: “I had round eyes” (when the page is turned and circles added, the black pupils of the creature get yellow irises. Next up: “Lots of sharp teeth” (nine white triangles), “a fierce glance” (a wide crescent) and “many, many scales” (lime green diamonds), bring the animal to life. The final fold-out spread reveals the prehistoric creature in full. Younger readers might not fully grasp the concept, but the nifty design produces a satisfying effect. Ages 3–7. (June)

 
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