Shape Shift

illus. by Joyce Hesselberth. 32p. Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Bks. Jan. 2016. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781627790574.
PreS-K—"Look around. What shapes do you see?" This shape-shifting story reinforces the identification of circles, squares, crescents, diamonds, triangles, rectangles, trapezoids, and ovals while encouraging readers to pair shapes together to make new forms. The illustrations, done in mixed media and digital paint, are playful and bright, mixing various textures with lines. The author/illustrator also has two educational apps that further explore shapes and color.
VERDICT A fun introduction to shapes for young children, and a solid addition to early learning collections.

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