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Shapesville
     

Shapesville

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by Andy Mills, Erica Neitz (Illustrator), Becky Osborn
 

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Shapesville is a picture book about five friends who live in a small town. They are all different shapes, sizes, and colors, and each has an unique talent. They encourage children to celebrate their own differences and learn that, "It’s not the size of your shape, or the shape of your size, but the size of your heart, and that deserves first prize. So be

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Shapesville is a picture book about five friends who live in a small town. They are all different shapes, sizes, and colors, and each has an unique talent. They encourage children to celebrate their own differences and learn that, "It’s not the size of your shape, or the shape of your size, but the size of your heart, and that deserves first prize. So be proud of your body, any size or shape will do. Be proude of your body because YOU are a STAR too!" Discussion questions and brief information for educators and parents are in the back of the book.

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Children's Literature
In the small town of Shapesville, diversity is celebrated. Five friends share with the reader their shape, size, color, talent, and uniqueness. They talk about taking care of their bodies through healthy eating and exercise. They send the message to young children to be proud of who you are and what you believe in. They convey the idea that what is important is what is in your heart. This book covers a lot of territory. It could be used in the classroom to cover a broad spectrum of the curriculum such as shapes and their attributes, personal health and good self-esteem, to name a few. The characters are endearing, their interests varied. "Sam, the blue square—he's a rock star," or "Robbie the rectangle—he's an artistic star." The discussion questions at the end of the story provide an excellent avenue for conversation about good self-image and understanding differences. The illustrations are bright and unusual. A clever, busy book and its possibilities are endless. 2003, Gurze Books, Ages 4 to 7.
— Arlene Connolly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936077444
Publisher:
Gurze Books
Publication date:
09/10/2003
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
631,269
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Remarkably, the three co-authors are recent graduates from small Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, where they wrote Shapesville as an independent study project. Finding a publisher for their book defied millions to one odds! Andy Mills and Becky Osborn received their B.A. degrees in Psychology, and Erica Neitz, the illustator, graduated with a B.A. in Art. All of them will be actively marketing the book.

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Shapesville 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a health educator and work with elementary school children in San Francisco, CA. This book is a fantastic resource for parents, professionals, and obviously children, to address issues of diversity, body image, and self esteem. Read, Buy, Share and Enjoy.....