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Square

Written by Mac Barnett

Illustrated by Jon Klassen

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LoveReading View on Square

Square builds a beautiful sculpture from the blocks in his secret cave. Square’s friend Circle thinks it is perfect and Square tries to make something perfect for Circle too. But making something perfect is hard. What will Circle think of it? In this simplest of picture books, award-winning Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen wittily explore challenges and resolve them.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Square Synopsis

The second installment in the shape trilogy from the dynamic dream-team of Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett.

Every day, Square brings a block out of his cave and pushes it up a steep hill. This is his work. When Circle floats by, she declares Square a genius, a sculptor! This is a wonderful statue, she says. It looks just like you! But now Circle wants a sculpture of her own, a circle! Will the genius manage to create one? Even accidentally?

Square Press Reviews

Expert wry humour and striking graphics - The Bookseller

A board book on the outside - albeit with a minimalist jacket and stylishly curved corners - open it up and Square is beguiling, simple and amusing. [...] Inquisitive, witty an framed by peppermint-green and soft inky scribbles, awash with intelligence and depth, it's just lovely. - Women's Way Ireland

Inquisitive, witty and framed by peppermint-green and softy inky scribbles, awash with intelligence and depth, it's just lovely! - Press Association

Barnett and Klassen are a perfect team to deliver a smart and funny book that manages to have sophisticated connotations about the creation, intention and reception of art, as well as reassuring children about their own artistic development. - BookTrust

This sequel to the award- winning author/illustrator team's equally offbeat Triangle is a typically original delight, full of minimalist images, dry humour and an undercurrent of philosophical debate. - The Daily Mail

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406382921
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406378658
Publication date: 10/05/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406382921
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Author: Mac Barnett
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

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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