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Circles, Stars, and Squares: Looking for Shapes (Jane Brocket's Clever Concepts) Library Binding – 1 Sep 2012

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  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press (1 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761346112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761346111
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,834,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Bright and lively spreads introduce children to a variety of shapes: the obvious circles, squares, and rectangles, as well as cylinders, cones, and rings. The typeface is clear, and the photographs are colorful as well as instructive. Three examples are included for most of the shapes; they are totally dissimilar so that readers can get a sense of their many different forms. For example, diamond shapes are shown in a net, a cloth with a diamond-shaped floral pattern, and the glass shapes that make up the Hearst Tower in New York City. A cylinder is matched to building materials, spools of thread, and small pill-size containers holding beads. This simple, straightforward title is perfect for young children who are learning the basics, while the examples could easily lead to discussions about the objects themselves with slightly older readers. A great addition to concept-book collections." --School Library Journal

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About the Author

Jane Brocket is the author of The Gentle Art of Domesticity (2007) and The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking (2010) and of two books based on the wonderful things characters eat and do in classic children's books: Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer (2008) and Ripping Things to Do (2009)--a selection of the pieces in these two books has been collected into one volume for the US as Turkish Delight and Treasure Hunts (Perigee, 2010). She is currently writing a series of four Clever Concepts books for Millbrook Press. She has a knitting book to be published in 2011 and two more craft books in the pipeline.

Jane enjoys knitting, quilting, sewing, baking, growing flowers, and taking photographs of the things she makes as well as details of the world around her. She loves color, pattern, texture, shapes, and objects. And, above all, she love books and reading.


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5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a fun, interesting look at shapes that will introduce young children to geometric concepts ...
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