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Publisher Comments:

A perfect square is transformed in this adventure story that will transport you far beyond the four equal sides of this square book.

Review:

"A paper square ('It had four matching corners and four equal sides') embraces new possibilities in this deceptively simple work. In a series of paired spreads, the paper square is cut or torn or otherwise rendered into many pieces, after which it reforms itself into new and delightful things. Design decisions are strong and simple; text appears in white, while the background colors (which progress through the spectrum) echo the compositions on the facing pages. On Monday, 'the square was cut into pieces and poked full of holes. It wasn't perfectly square anymore.' After a page turn, what looks like an act of destruction is transformed into a fresh image: 'So it made itself into a fountain that babbled and giggled and clapped.' Strips from the square, cut on the diagonal, become a many-tiered fountain, while punched dots become water bubbles. Hall's (My Heart Is Like a Zoo) compositions never seem arbitrary or labored; each (a park, bridge, mountain, etc.) delivers a smile as readers see how the new collages use the fragments. A smart lesson in thinking outside the box (or the square). Ages 4 — 8. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Michael Hall is an award-winning designer whose work has been widely recognized for its simple and engaging approach to sometimes complicated problems. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and worked in biomedical research for several years before becoming a designer. He is the co-owner and principal designer at Hall Kelly, Inc., and lives with his family in Minnesota. This is his first book for children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061915130
Author:
Hall, Michael
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Subject:
Happiness
Subject:
Contentment
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Concepts - Size & Shape
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110329
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from PreS to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 16.8 oz
Age Level:
to 5

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Product details 40 pages Greenwillow Books - English 9780061915130 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A paper square ('It had four matching corners and four equal sides') embraces new possibilities in this deceptively simple work. In a series of paired spreads, the paper square is cut or torn or otherwise rendered into many pieces, after which it reforms itself into new and delightful things. Design decisions are strong and simple; text appears in white, while the background colors (which progress through the spectrum) echo the compositions on the facing pages. On Monday, 'the square was cut into pieces and poked full of holes. It wasn't perfectly square anymore.' After a page turn, what looks like an act of destruction is transformed into a fresh image: 'So it made itself into a fountain that babbled and giggled and clapped.' Strips from the square, cut on the diagonal, become a many-tiered fountain, while punched dots become water bubbles. Hall's (My Heart Is Like a Zoo) compositions never seem arbitrary or labored; each (a park, bridge, mountain, etc.) delivers a smile as readers see how the new collages use the fragments. A smart lesson in thinking outside the box (or the square). Ages 4 — 8. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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