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: £7.99
  • Size: 229 x 229 mm
  • Pages: 40

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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

'“Klassen, the master of shifty eyes, keeps us guessing, while Barnett’s text is ripe with comic self-doubt.”' The Evening Standard

'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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