SHAPE BY SHAPE by Suse MacDonald

SHAPE BY SHAPE

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Age Range: 2 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

In previous works MacDonald has proven to be a master of concepts by playing with space, design and clever construction. However, her latest creation takes a simpler approach. As the title suggests, readers layer single die-cuts with each page turn, shape by shape, until a prehistoric surprise is revealed at the end. Reminiscent of a certain Big Green Monster, this model is nothing new, but the author/illustrator knows what kids like. Bright, clean shapes pop against solid backgrounds, and a favorite lumbering dinosaur expands to fill the final gatefold. To be forewarned, there are sharp teeth aplenty, but they are contained within a wide grin, and the semicircles that illustrate the “fierce glance” give the dino a dopey, friendly appearance instead. Plus, the sweetest shape of all is not forgotten—his heart. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4169-7147-4
Page count: 20pp
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2009




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