Part of Picture Window Books' "Know Your Shapes" series for the library market, this book introduces young readers to the circle. The first page jumps right in, asking, "They have no corners and are round. Where in the park can circles be found?" Young readers might spot the sun, the street light bulbs, the Frisbee, and the nametag on the dog's collar. The basic message is that circles are everywhere: from traffic lights to merry-go-rounds, fountains, hamburger patties, and coins. The information is shared in simple rhyme, which will help young readers to quickly read along (especially as the text is only about 70 words in length). Included are fun facts and an activity based on a common fruit and vegetables. With the help of a parent, kids will paint circular shapes, using a carrot, potato, cucumber, grapefruit, paper plate, and finger paint. The bright illustrations are a lot of fun. I highly recommend this book for its simplicity, engaging verse, and happy illustrations.
Growing up in a small town with no cable (and parents who were teachers), reading was the only thing to do. Since then, Christianne Jones has read about a bazillion books and written more than 50. Christianne works as an editor and lives in Minnesota with her husband and three daughters.
Ronnie Rooney is a native of Massachusetts and has a great affinity for the sight, sound, and smell of the Atlantic Ocean. Though she currently resides in sunny Georgia, she hopes to settler in her beloved New England after traveling overseas. Ronnie was recently married and quickly added Roxie, a pound-puppy, to her new family. Ronnie has dedicated herself to creating art since she was a very young girl and she has no plans to slow down.