Shapes (Board book)

Shapes By Shelley Rotner, Anne Woodhull Cover Image

Shapes (Board book)


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Stunning photographs by a National Geographic photographer invite children to look around and find a world of circles, triangles, squares, and more.

Beautifully photographed, a diverse group of children explore the unexpected shapes of everyday sights and objects. "Eggs, grapes, lemons and leaves. Jellybeans, seeds, sunglasses, and balloons." They're all ovals!
Shelley Rotner, an accomplished photographer and a former kindergarten teacher, gently challenges children to think creatively about shapes in real life. The lyrical text provides much for readers to consider as they find circles in the sky (the moon, the sun), squares in the playground (hopscotch), and more.
A companion book to Rotner's acclaimed Colors, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews for it's "crisp, glowing, and crystal clear" photographs. Both are now in board book form, perfect for opening young eyes to the exciting visual world.
Anne Woodhull is an art therapist and children's book author who has also collaborated with Shelley Rotner on The Buzz on Bees: Why Are They Disappearing?, Shapes, and Every Season.
Shelley Rotner is the author and photo-illustrator of more than thirty books, including the Hello Seasons! series, Grow! Raise! Catch!, What’s the Weather?, and Shapes for Holiday House, among others. Her children's books have been ALA Notable Books and Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and her photography has appeared in Time, National Geographic, Food and Wine, and many other publications.
Product Details ISBN: 9780823451937
ISBN-10: 0823451933
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: June 20th, 2023
Pages: 28
Language: English
"In vivid images that remain effective despite smaller pages, Rotner explores shapes in nature, in objects, and among people."—The Horn Book

"The multisensory text encourages kids to associate shapes with listening and feeling. . . . High-quality photos of children and objects from nature and the built environment engage kids in exploring basic geometry."Kirkus Reviews
"The wide range of items shown will prompt discussions about size, color, and distance. Woodhull’s simple, poetic prose lists objects for each shape, leaving plenty of room for youngsters to interact, volunteer their own suggestions, and think outside the (square) box."—School Library Journal