Shape Shift by Joyce Hesselberth

Published by Henry Holt and Company

Summary:  A boy and a girl introduce nine shapes: triangle, semicircle, crescent, trapezoid, rectangle, circle, oval, diamond, and square.  Then they start putting the shapes together to see what they look like.  A triangle on top of a semicircle can look like a ballerina or an elephant with a thousand balloons on his back.  A crescent on top of a trapezoid?  A bull ready to charge or a fish jumping in the sea.  The final two pages show twelve shape combinations and ask readers what they see.  32 pages; ages 2-6.

Pros:  A fun introduction to shapes that will have kids looking for geometry in their everyday lives.

Cons:  According to other reviews, the author has created two apps to explore shapes and colors, but they’re not mentioned anywhere in the book.

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