The Shape Song Swingalong

SteveSongs, illus. by David Sim. Barefoot, $16.99 (24p) ISBN 978-1-84686-671-5
Children in primary colored, mixed-media spreads create the very scenes that they inhabit, using large crayons to draw various shapes that form everything from a city of brick skyscrapers to a sunny beach where Sim’s naïf figures ride a purple waterslide. A jazzy song by the children’s musical group SteveSongs describes the children’s drawings and the shapes that they use to create specific images: “I drew a party in the park,/ The DJ was a monkey,/ Everybody there was dancing,/ But no one was as funky... as the lion,/ line, circle, circle, square, square, square, square, triangle, triangle.” The shape-focused chorus, bouncy verses, and whimsical storytelling should have kids singing along with the included CD recording, which also features a video animation of the story. Ages 4–7. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 10/31/2011
Release date: 10/01/2011
Genre: Children's
Paperback - 24 pages - 978-1-84686-679-1
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