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This Is a Book of Shapes - by Kenneth Kraegel (Board Book)

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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 7.3 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)

Weight: .85 Pounds

Number of Pages: 30

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Animals

Format: Board Book

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

Author: Kenneth Kraegel

Age Range: Baby - 3 Years

Book theme: General

Language: English

Street Date: April 21, 2020
TCIN: 79680260
UPC: 9781536207019
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-9163
Origin: Made in the USA

Description



About the Book



What begins as a concept book about everyday shapes soon defies expectations with a series of funny and imaginative twists.



Book Synopsis



The creator of King Arthur's Very Great Grandson and Green Pants switches gears with a slyly silly introduction to shapes--just watch out for the emus!

First comes the circle. Then the square and the triangle. Then the . . . emu pushing a pancake wagon down a hill? What begins as a concept book about everyone's geometric favorites soon defies expectations with a series of funny and imaginative twists. Award-winning author-illustrator Kenneth Kraegel pairs a deadpan text with simple wood-grained shapes, interspersed with vibrant illustrations of animals engaged in hilariously absurd pastimes. Each page turn builds on the delicious anticipation the contrast creates to make this a unique and rollicking story-time hit.



Review Quotes



Concept books come with expectations, and everybody knows them. Mastering basic shapes is a key element for preschool readiness, and everybody knows that. Kraegel breaks, most delightfully, from the program, throwing his audience off balance with one change-up and then another, until this rudimentary lesson is so swamped with giggles that tykes might forget they're learning.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Surprising
--Wall Street Journal



About The Author



Kenneth Kraegel is the author-illustrator of three picture books--Green Pants, The Song of Delphine, and King Arthur's Very Great Grandson, which was named a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year--as well as the first chapter book Wild Honey from the Moon. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his family.
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