The beguiling second entry in the innovative shape trilogy by multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen.This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square's friend Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really? With the second story in a trilogy of tales about Triangle, Square, and Circle, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen nudge readers toward a more well-rounded way of looking at things. Understated and striking in its simplicity, this funny, thoughtful offering from two of today's most talented picture-book creators emphasizes the importance of keeping your eyes -- and your mind -- open to wonder where others see only rubble and rocks....
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I have mixed feelings about this book. After my initial reading my only thought was "Why was this so depressing?" and then gave it to my coworker to read to get her opinion. She felt that it was a downer as well.
Thinking about it past my gut feeling, I could see how there are two distinct perspectives in the book and that how we perceive ourselves is different from how others perceive us. Overall the book has potential to be too deep for children but they also can surprise you
I then gave the boo ...more
I am still quite enjoying the artwork, but still not understanding why this series is in a board book format. I had hoped I suppose for more interaction between Triangle and Square in this second installment because there was such a great dynamic between the two in the first book, but the new story was an interesting one. I do feel that Circle was a bit demanding and that detracted for me. Also, I am of two minds about Square. One hand one could say Square thought outside the box (no pun intende ...more
Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s Triangle was one of my biggest disappointments last year. BUT it was also the picture book that made the strongest impression, inspired the most discussion, and had me waiting on the edge of my seat for the next book in the series. Soooo….Barnett and Klassen must be doing something right. :)
This is Square’s story.
We meet Square as he’s doing his daily chore of dragging and pushing his square shaped blocks out of his secret cave and up the hill. This is his work. Ci ...more
I liked this one better than the first book. Some deep philosophical thinking can be prompted by this one.
I'm so curious to see what my kids will think of this one, they were so mixed on Triangle. Taking it home tonight.
What a fun book. Made me think a lot about art...
Sometimes, a book has to sit in your mind for a few days before you can really appreciate it. That’s how it was for me with Square, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s forthcoming book, the follow-up to Triangle.
I came to the book expecting more mischief and sneaky tricks, and I didn’t get that at all. (Although, Triangle is noticeably absent. Who knows what happened when Square got himself unstuck from Triangle’s door. We do know that Jon Klassen doesn’t shy away from grizzly murders. Just saying. It ...more
Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com
Last year I reviewed ‘Triangle‘ by Mac Barnett and Illustrated by Jon Klassen. This is their second book in what is going to be a trilogy of books about different shapes.
This book follows Square who lives in a secret cave. Every day he goes to the bottom of his cave, chooses a square of rock and carries it outside of his cave. One day whilst doing this, Circle rolls past. She thinks that Square has made the square rocks to look like himself and ...more