Thursday, June 18, 2015

Starring Shapes - a bookwrap


Authored and Illustrated by Tania Howells

Unwrapping the illustrations to take a peek...

About the book...

As you look all around your world you see shapes in many sizes and colours.  This charming, educational book will teach your child the name of the found shapes and how to become aware of them in his environment.  

Shapeston Elementary School is hosting a play and all the students want to audition for a part, especially the Shapes.  They all vie for the lead actor's position but which one is worthy of such a coveted role?

Each boasts about his contributions and value on the world stage but will he be chosen to perform on their school stage? Each is highlighted individually by his name,  his unique personalities and interests, along with his past experiences.  Square was a postage stamp and Triangle a kite, both very important places in society.  

Who will become the star of the show and convince the drama teacher they are the one to be chosen?  Will the drama teacher be able to pick out the best one with so many talented and gifted candidates to select from?  I think you will be very pleased with her decision when it is finally made and harmony and happiness will flow on opening night.

The illustrations are bright, colourful and very kid-friendly.  The shapes highlighted are triangle, square, circle, rectangle, rhombus and oval.  This book would be perfect as an introduction to geometry in the elementary school grades.  It would be a wonderful catalyst to find and record shapes as you take your class on a fun,  walking adventure, or on a rainy day inside your classroom as an "I Spy" game.  It's always a winner when math concepts are presented in a refreshing, engaging and playful way.

About the author...

Tania lives in Toronto with her husband and son, Finch. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1997 and has been a freelance illustrator for 15 years. Tania has done work for clients such as Today's Parent magazine, Chirp, Holt Renfrew, The National Post and many others. She is currently a stay-at-home mum, and after bedtime, she works on her drawings. In another life, Tania might like to be a fabric designer, a librarian or even a small-town cafe owner. She sometimes has trouble saying things out loud, just like Willow. She likes coffee and tea, walks, reading books, daydreaming and baking things.

Read on and read always!

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