Friday, June 27, 2008

Shape Capers by Cathryn Falwell

Circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, and even semicircles are presented in this colorful, bouncy, rhyming book. Each shape gets shaken out of a box and a group of multicultural children play and demonstrate different things you can do with that shape. The rhyming text is simple, yet fun and active. The last few pages are pictures made up of all the shapes forming various things; rockets, dragons, boats, and race cars. Falwell does a wonderful job with cut paper, paint, and ink. Her writing is engaging for young readers. A great book, not only for teaching shapes, but for developing phonemic awareness as well.

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