Shapes, Reshape!

Silvia Borando. Candlewick, $14 (48p) ISBN 978-0-7636-9039-7
Stacks of brightly colored rectangles reorganize themselves into animals in a playful primer that counts down from 10 to one. “These shapes reshape into jumpy things! What could they be?” asks Borando opposite a heap of green rectangles, which are accompanied by a few skinny red ones. A page turn reveals “9 frogs, slimy and slurping,” the red blocks transformed into the amphibians’ long, pointy tongues. Other animals include four boxy lions, roaring as they leap, and a giant dragon that gets scared off by a tiny spider in a goofy coda. It’s an entertaining guessing game that could easily lead into art projects in classrooms, libraries, and homes. Available simultaneously: Shapes at Play. Ages 2–5. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 07/25/2016
Release date: 08/02/2016
Genre: Children's
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