By Mac Barnett

Illustrated by Jon Klassen

The second installment in the shape trilogy from the dynamic dream-team of Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett.

"A typically original delight” Daily Mail Every day, Square brings a block out of his cave and pushes it up a steep hill. This is his work. When Circle floats by, she declares Square a genius, a sculptor! “This is a wonderful statue,” she says. “It looks just like you!” But now Circle wants a sculpture of her own, a circle! Will the genius manage to create one? Even accidentally?

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406382921
  • Published: 07 Mar 2019
  • Price: £6.99
  • Size: 229 x 229 mm
  • Pages: 40

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  • Circle
  • Square
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  • Triangle

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Customer reviews


'“Expert wry humour and striking graphics”' The Bookseller

'“A board book on the outside – albeit with a minimalist jacket and stylishly curved corners – open it up and Square is beguiling, simple and amusing. […] Inquisitive, witty an framed by peppermint-green and soft inky scribbles, awash with intelligence and depth, it’s just lovely.”' Women's Way Ireland

'“Inquisitive, witty and framed by peppermint-green and softy inky scribbles, awash with intelligence and depth, it’s just lovely!” ' Press Association

'“Barnett and Klassen are a perfect team to deliver a smart and funny book that manages to have sophisticated connotations about the creation, intention and reception of art, as well as reassuring children about their own artistic development.” ' BookTrust

'“This sequel to the award- winning author/illustrator team’s equally offbeat Triangle is a typically original delight, full of minimalist images, dry humour and an undercurrent of philosophical debate.”' The Daily Mail

'A funny, quirky and clever boardbook [...] Simple striking illustrations encourage us to keep our eyes open to what things really are. Spot on.' a & u books

'“Keep your eyes and your mind open - with this second instalment in an exciting new shape trilogy picture book series with strikinggraphics for five to nine-year olds.” ' Primary Times

'“Intelligent, quirky, and off-beat, Square will challenge and delight children aged three and up.” ' The Literary Review

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