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Windows, Rings, and Grapes: A Look at Different Shapes

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In this humorous look at shapes, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable introduce circles, ovals, triangles, squares, and rectangles. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical? series explain how to identify each shape and provide loads of examples. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make shaping up a snap!

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Overview

In this humorous look at shapes, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable introduce circles, ovals, triangles, squares, and rectangles. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series explain how to identify each shape and provide loads of examples. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make shaping up a snap!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
Silly cartoon drawings of recognizable creatures lend a humorous note to the otherwise boring subject of shapes. The author uses rhyming text and numerous examples to define once and for all the circles, ovals, squares, triangles, and rectangles of our world. As one of the first exercises in formal mathematics for preschoolers, identifying shapes is all fun and games in this offering. There is just the right amount of text, and the colorful illustrations are eye catching as well as off beat. Preschoolers love rhyming text so before the reader knows it, the listener will be "reading" it too. A more sensible grownup definition of each shape is presented at the end of the book but is not nearly as much fun as the rhyming part. The names of the shapes are all highlighted for easy recognition and the examples for each shape are common to a child's environment. The combination of the rhymes and the cartoons will make this a favorite. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822578796
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Math Is CATegorical ® Series
  • Pages: 31
  • Sales rank: 1,422,837
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Math Is CATegorical ® series, the Adventures in Memory™ series, the Sounds Like Reading™ series, and the best-selling Words Are CATegorical ® series, including Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym?, How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones?, and To Root, to Toot, to Parachute: What Is a Verb? He is also the author of Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry, Rhyme and PUNishment: Adventures in Wordplay, Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes: A Very Silly Alphabet Book, and The Laugh Stand: Adventures in Humor. In addition to his work as a children's author, Mr. Cleary has served as a tutor in an adult literacy program. His website is www.brianpcleary.com. Brian Gable is the illustrator of many of the Words Are CATegorical ® books, as well as the Make Me Laugh joke books and the Math Is CATegorical ® series. Mr. Gable lives with his children in Toronto, Canada, where he also works as a political cartoonist for the Globe and Mail newspaper.

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