Thursday, January 28, 2016

Starring Shapes! by Tania Howells- OPTIONAL

Howells, Tania. Starring Shapes!, PICTURE BOOK. Kids Can Press, 2015. $15.95. The students and shapes at Shapeston Elementary are getting ready to audition for and perform the school play. Six different participating shapes are highlighted and a short summary of the preparation for the play and its delivery are shown. I think this book is a little information dense for the topic. I really liked the pictures and examples that were shown of the various shapes in the real world, but there was a quite a bit of material about personality traits and puns that will really go over the heads of the age of students that this is meant for. Most children have learned or are learning their shapes by Kindergarten and this book was just a little too much for that age group. PRE-K, K-3- OPTIONAL. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian

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