Circles, Stars, and Squares: Looking for Shapes (Jane Brocket's Clever Concepts) Library Binding – 1 Sep 2012
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Squares have "four straight sides all the same," but when you look at a rectangle you can easily see the difference. They have four sides as well, "but two are long and two are short." You can see them in bricks, on the door, and the windows you see in these pictures. Triangles are fun to look at and sometimes you can see them in a quilt. Not all triangles are quite the same and you'll learn how they can be different. If you put "two triangles together [you] can make a diamond." You'll also learn about shapes such as pentagons, hexagons, octagons, spheres, cylinders, cubes, cones, rings, and happy looking hearts. Can you find some of these shapes around you?
This is a fun, interesting look at shapes that will introduce young children to geometric concepts. The nice assortment of shapes shown in this book are presented by demonstrating them in familiar objects that young children can see around them. Some of the latter shapes in the book are more advanced, but quite recognizable. For example, children will quickly recognize the sphere shape of an orange or tomato. The photographs are vibrant and represent each shape quite nicely. The word indicating the shape is highlighted in a bright, bold color. An emergent reader can tackle the text with assistance, but this book would also be a perfect introduction to shapes for preschoolers. It would be an excellent read and discuss book for circle or storytime.
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Circles, Stars, and Squares: Looking for Shapes
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