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Perfect Square by Michael Hall

Published by Greenwillow Books (An Imprint of HarperCollins Children’s)

Pages: 40

Ages: 0-5

Publishers Summary: A perfect square is transformed in this adventure story that will transport you far beyond the four equal sides of this square book.

The Turkeybird and Littlebug Team-Up:
“I love this book! I get to rip a bunch of paper and throw it all over the floor because of this book! So much fun!”
Turkeybird: “You know, Littlebug, you’re not supposed to throw the paper on the floor.”
Littlebug: “No?”
Turkeybird: “No. You’re supposed to leave it on the table! Then, you can make neat stuff out of it. You could even make the flowers I know you really like mom to make for you.”
Littlebug: “Oh, but it’s so much more fun to let mom do it. I don’t really like picking up all that paper anyway and mom is so much better at making things.”
Turkeybird: “Yeah…I guess, but it’s still really fun to do it on your own! But I might have to ask mom for some help next time because I really want to make the bridge from the book. Maybe we could even make a big dragon from all your torn up scraps! That would be so cool!”
Littlebug: “I think I’d rather have a butterfly, but that seems really really hard, mom might find out how to do. For now I’ll just throw the paper on the floor.”
Turkeybird: “Oh Littlebug, I guess mom will just have to pick it up again!”
Turkeybird and Littlebug: “You should try out this book for sure! We love it! There are fountains and parks and rivers and even Turkeybird’s favorite bridge. Who knew you could make so much fun stuff with only a square piece of paper?! So cool!”

Mom’s Two Cents: “A square of construction paper and an endless stream of possibilities. From mountains to gardens, there’s an unending supply of projects to be tried just by reading about the imagination of a simple square. And oh, the places you’ll be transported all within the four sides of a square!

“Not having read Michael Hall’s previous book My Heart is Like a Zoo, I honestly had no idea what to expect when I picked this book up at ALA Midwinter a couple of months ago. I knew that everyone who had read his first book had absolutely raved about it, so I had high hopes. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. This simple book that’s based on the basic shape of a square leads to an imaginative series of things and places that will have kiddos not only excited for the next page of the book, but the next opportunity to try it out themselves. Perfect Square is a beautiful way to transport what you see on the page into minds of children and then into the projects they make with their own hands. Definitely a book for every home that children enter into!”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 1-5. Let the creativity flow as readers see what can become of a simple and very happy square.

Thank you so much to the publisher, HarperCollins Childrens, for providing this book for review! Find them on Twitter and Facebook!

Find Perfect Square at the following spots:
Powell’s Books
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5 Responses to Book Review: Perfect Square by Michael Hall

  1. This looks so sweet. Awesome review as usual 🙂

  2. Teresa says:

    Fantastic review. This looks like something that my monkey would really enjoy.

  3. Gina says:

    Looks like turkeybird is showing a little maturity here…and LIttlebug, well she’s just a sweetie (even if she does remind me of my young pup Cloe right now with the “not pick up” bit…lol). Gotta love the simplistic craftiness of this book…what better way to encourage the imagination. Wonderful share…happy reading!

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