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Caldecott Honor recipient Suse MacDonald has created a vibrant and enticing underwater world in which basic shapes become exquisite sea creatures. Toddlers and beginning readers will delight in identifying the crescent that becomes a dolphin, the square that becomes a skate--and ten more metamorphosing shapes. Full color.

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Overview

Caldecott Honor recipient Suse MacDonald has created a vibrant and enticing underwater world in which basic shapes become exquisite sea creatures. Toddlers and beginning readers will delight in identifying the crescent that becomes a dolphin, the square that becomes a skate--and ten more metamorphosing shapes. Full color.

Caldecott Honor recipient Suse MacDonald has created a vibrant and enticing underwater world in which basic shapes become exquisite sea creatures. Toddlers and beginning readers will delight in identifying the crescent that becomes a dolphin, the square that becomes a skate--and ten more metamorphosing shapes. Full color.

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Ms. MacDonald's circle, square, triangle, and other shapes become a whale's eye, skate, shark's teeth, and other marine life, all of which she describes in her concluding "Sea Facts."
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Familiar shapes such as circles, triangles, and stars are introduced through various sea creatures. On the verso of each double-page spread, the name of the shape is printed in clear letters; underneath it are four pictures that show a transition from the shape simply drawn to its counterpart on the animal. For example, a circle becomes the eye of a whale, a star becomes a starfish, and a triangle becomes a shark's tooth. On the recto is a sea scene that shows the animal in its habitat. The illustrations are bright and nicely composed. Done in cut-paper collage, they have clean lines and simple details, giving an uncluttered effect. However, some shapes are not readily apparent in the animals. The square turns into a skate with curved sides and a long tail. The heart must add a tail and fins to become a butterfly fish. Three pages of ``Sea Facts'' at the end of the book identify the animals and provide a little information about where and how they live. This title has limited value as a concept book, but young children will enjoy the attractive illustrations and learning about underwater life.-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152017002
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1ST VOYAGE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 392,661
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.02 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.11 (d)

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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    A wondeful resource to combine geometry, natural science and art

    A wondeful resource to combine geometry, natural science and art.

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