Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Shape Shift

Shape Shift

Joyce Hesselberth

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Round, curvy, pointy, or straight-shapes are all around us.

With vibrant illustrations that highlight shapes in all their forms, this informative book reinforces the identification of circles, squares, crescents, diamonds, triangles, rectangles, trapezoids, and ovals while encouraging kids to pair shapes together to make new forms.

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Round, curvy, pointy, or straight—shapes are all around us. With vibrant illustrations that highlight shapes in all their forms, this informative book reinforces the identification of circles, squares, crescents, diamonds, triangles, rectangles, trapezoids, and ovals while encouraging kids to pair shapes together to make new forms.

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Praise for Shape Shift

A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year

"Muted colors and bold, graphic designs highlight the shapes in the illustrations. . . making it easy to pick them out within the scenes. Most shape books ask readers to find shapes in the everyday world; Hesselberth does the opposite and sparks children's imaginations."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Get your sketchbooks ready: “Shape Shift” is the kind of book you’ll want to read with a pen and paper nearby, since it works as a storybook and a creative tool, too. . . Sure to inspire nascent builders and budding artists, too."-The Boston Globe

"Hesselberth encourages children not just to recognize shapes but to see their potential as creative building blocks. "-Publishers Weekly

"A fun introduction to shapes for young children, and a solid addition to early learning collections."-School Library Journal

"The colorful mixed-media and digital artwork emphasizes the highlighted shapes. . . a concept story hour."-Booklist

“The challenge of finding ALL of the shapes in these gorgeous pictures will keep children interested. . . A superb way for children to learn more about shapes and practice their numeracy skills!” —Curious Little Apps on PrestoBingo Shapes

“The graphic details in this app are so beautifully done that it looks like you were reading a children's book or a nursery rhyme. ” —Bloesem Kids on PrestoBingo Shapes

“This colourfully inventive and interactive, shape-finding and counting app for kids is a real treat and more challenging than you might expect.” —LMNOP on PrestoBingo Shapes

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About the author

Joyce Hesselberth

Joyce Hesselberth is an illustrator, designer, and instructor. Along with her husband, she is the co-founder of Spur Design, and her work has been recognized by American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, and the Art Directors' Club of New York, among others. Her educational apps, PrestoBingo Shapes and PrestoBingo Colors, are available in the iTunes store.

Joyce Hesselberth

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