Mouse Shapes: A Very First Book

Jim Arnosky, Author Clarion Books $5.95 (48p) ISBN 978-0-618-01522-1
What a Concept Jim Arnosky's Mouse Shapes: A Very First Book showcases a rascally rodent wreaking geometric havoc in a tiny trim size (roughly 5"" 4Y""). Wordless opening pages show the mouse bending a big twig into a circle. The word ""Circle"" appears when he successfully makes the shape. In the next series of drawings, the mouse hops on top to squish the circle into an oval; then Arnosky stretches readers' brains when the fellow forms a ""parallelogram,"" a ""trapezoid"" and a ""pentagon."" Armed with a paintbrush, the hero mixes highly recognizable hues in Mouse Colors: A Very First Book. ( Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/17/2001
Release date: 09/01/2001
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