We Are Shapes (Board book)

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As seen in Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal

A playful and clever board book about shapes and teamwork by a two-time Emmy-nominated children's content creator at Nickelodeon

Pitch-perfect for a preschool audience, this board book introduces shapes and explores themes of teamwork and resilience. Square, rectangle, triangle, circle, squiggly and lumpy all work together to build a house. Each shape makes a unique contribution, and collectively they achieve something that they could not do alone. With an emphasis on interpersonal development, and visually inspired by the children's books created by Russian Constructivists, this is an artful, fresh take on the evergreen topic of shapes. This charming book teaches young readers everywhere that we are far stronger together than alone.

Ages 2-4

About the Author

Melinda Beck was an animator, illustrator, and designer for 15 years for Nickelodeon, the most popular children’s network in America, where her work was enjoyed daily by millions of viewers. Her work is in the collections of the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she has taught and lectured at the Parsons School of Design.

Praise For…

'As children are introduced to shapes, they are also taught interpersonal development.' – Publishers Weekly 

'A quite sophisticated look at six shapes and shapes within shapes.' – Youth Services Book Review

'Sleek and glossy to touch, bold and bright to behold. All the shapes look and act in different ways. Sometimes these differences work together, sometimes trouble arises. But in the end, as friends do, they come together to make something sweet.' – Bluestocking Thinking, Nicole Levesque

'Great in a shapes themed story time.' – Jean Little Library

'Perfect for little hands...[with] bright and colorful illustrations, your little one will learn all of the shapes... [as they] come together, to make a home!' – Dream Reader Kids, Hannah Van Winkle

 'A sturdy board book fit for the smallest of readers.' - Kidslitislit, Ashley Bryson

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838664749
ISBN-10: 1838664742
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: April 20th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English