Triangle

Written by Mac Barnett

Illustrated by Jon Klassen

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One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | April 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017  Brilliant and hilarious, award-winning Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett’s Triangle is the gem of a book. Spare and sophisticated at one and the same time it tells how Triangle plays a sneaky trick on his friend Square. And how Square plays an equally sneaky trick back. Despite the tricks these two unlikely characters, both of whom are invested with wonderful characters despite the simplicity of their representations, remain the very best of friends. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Triangle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Triangle Synopsis

From the award-winning team behind Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and illustrated by Jon Klassen, the Kate Greenaway-winning creator of This Is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat Back, comes the first tale in an exciting new trilogy. Meet Triangle. He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks...Visually stunning and full of wry humour, here is a perfectly-paced treat that flips the traditional concept book, and approaches it from a whole new angle.

Triangle Press Reviews

Picture-book lovers will find much to like in Triangle (Walker), the latest collaboration between Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, and the first in their new trilogy. Klassen's spattered mint-green, bark-brown and rust-pink shapes impart depth and humour to this story of friends Triangle and Square's practical joke feud - and Square's valiant attempt at styling it out when things backfire. The Guardian

The images are deceptively simple; the characters inhabit a world of triangles, squares and the “shapes with no names”. Each is rendered beautifully. As with Klassen’s solo work, the eyes reveal everything about the characters, bring two basic shapes-on-legs to life.  Irish Times Weekend

It’s what you would expect from this pairing and then just a touch more genius. If you’re not already aware of their work, we suggest you rectify that immediately. Filled with original storylines, uncomplicated but meaningful text, a discernible humour and instantly recognisable artwork, there’s everything to appreciate about their work.[…] A story with a perfectly simple premise executed to perfection in the only way Barnett and Klassen know how.  Picture Books Blogger

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406378368
Publication date: 01/03/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406376678
Publication date: 16/03/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406376678
Publication date: 16th March 2017
Author: Mac Barnett
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Other Categories: Books of the Year

About Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the author of several award-winning books for children, including President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, and Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and a Caldecott Honor. Mac Barnett lives in California, USA. 

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