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The dynamic duo of picture books returns with a delightfully clever celebration of friendship. Using four energetic geometric friends – rectangle, square, triangle, and circle – Rosenthal and Lichtenheld remind us of the many ways our lives are made better by friends. Just the right foursome of shapes was chosen to accentuate rather simple text commonly encountered in friendship stories. This book is brilliant in its design with the comically expressive pencil illustrations by Lichtenheld that we’ve come to love in harmony with Rosenthal’s upbeat narrative; ample white space allows illustration and text to be the focal point. One double-page spread features the friends stacked to form a house illustrating how friends make you feel at home. In another, three friends take the shape of a rocket blasting off to the circle moon because good friends follow each other to the moon and back. With each page turn readers will be eager to see what’s next for these friends and, especially, how it’s portrayed. Friendshape is a welcome change from friendship stories about twosomes, and should be shared with friends of all ages.

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Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Scholastic Press
Publish Date 2015-Aug-25
ISBN 9780545436823
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Issue October 2015
Category Children's


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