Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Circle, Square, Moose by Kelly Bingham- OPTIONAL

Bingham, Kelly Circle, Square, Moose.  Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. PICTURE BOOK. HarperCollins Publishers, 2014. $17.99.Content: G. We can find shapes all around us each and every day.  If you look around, what will you find?  A button is a circle, a sandwich is a square.  But Moose doesn't want us to learn about shapes, he wants to be the star of the show and interrupts the reader over and over again.  When the narrator finally loses patience and tells Moose to get out of the book, Zebra comes to the rescue.  In all his efforts to get Moose out of the story, Zebra gets tangled up in some ribbon and Moose ends up coming to his rescue and a friendship is formed.  I really liked the way the book started out.  Not only are fun ways to explore different shapes introduced, but there is the side story about Moose and Zebra.  But near the end of the book, we get somewhat lost.  The story loses its flair and becomes a simple, ordinary book. We were a bit disappointed in the ending. This book could be used in a unit about shapes.  Pre-K.  EL (K-3). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: SL.

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