Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a fun look at friendship dilemmas.
Written by Marcie Colleen
Illustrated by Bob Shea
32 pages – ages 4+
Published by Balzer + Bray on October 3, 2017
Opening and Synopsis- Opening: “Ever since they were a dot and a speck, Circle and Square’s friendship had a shape of its own.”
Synopsis from Publisher: “Ever since they were a dot and a speck, Circle and Square have been best friends…. Then someone new comes along: a cool, exciting Triangle. And three starts to feel like a crowd. . . .
With their friendship bent out of shape, can they put it back together again?”
What I Thought- This is a very clever take on a “love triangle” story line. I like how it is refreshing, and a little humorous too. Colleen has crafted a wonderful book to help kids understand that it’s okay to have another friend. Shea’s illustrations rock too, with a lot of use of white space, and big bold shapes and colors. I absolutely loved this book, and I am sure that others will love this too!
Activities and Resources- There is a nice list of friendship activities from Healthline.com HERE!
For some fun ways to teach shapes, visit Handsonaswegrow.com HERE!
Read a sample from the book at the publisher’s website – HERE!
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!