The Queen here with another perfectly fantastic read and activity adventure for you. I love the way Hall takes an ordinary square and transforms it into an out-of-the-box experience for young readers. This proves, things are more than what they seem. I do hope you'll take the adventure challenge and see where your own imagination will take you.
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
- Ages: Pre-school and up
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Greenwillow Books (March 29, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061915130
- Genre: Fiction picture book
A perfect square is transformed in this adventure story that will transport you far beyond the four equal sides of this square book.
You'll need some colorful sheets of paper. Cut the papers into various shapes. They don't have to be just squares, though that's a great starting place. Now, clip, cut, tear and crumple the paper into new things and places. Where can your imagination and some simple shapes take you?
After creating your master pieces, put them in your own book of shape adventures that you can share with family and friends.
Now, take your cameras out and about and snap pictures of shapes that you encounter during the day. Do you realize there are triangles in roofs, rectangles in buildings, circles in fountains? Oh and much more. Go on a shape hunt. This will also help you whip into shape some fantastic ideas for your perfect paper pictures.
Michael Hall is the creator of the critically acclaimed and nationally best-selling picture book My Heart Is Like a Zoo. He is also an award-winning graphic designer whose work has been widely recognized for its simple and engaging approach. Michael Hall is the co-owner and principal designer at Hall Kelley, Inc., and lives with his wife and two daughters in Minnesota.