Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Mari Schuh
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Formas—shapes in Spanish—are all around us! Whether we are at the park, the store, or at home, we see lines, shapes, and solids everywhere. Look at your bicycle, for example. It’s made of lines and circles (líneas y círculos). Go outside and play a game of hopscotch—you will have to draw squares (cuadrados). Walk on the beach and find a starfish in the shape of a star (estrella). Toys, such as robots, can be made of solids such as cubes, cylinders, spheres, and cones (cubos, cilindros, espheras, y conos). Let’s go and find more shapes! Vamos!
This all-Spanish version of The Crayola Shapes Book teaches the vocabulary of shapes through pictures of amigos, animales, y colores. Speaking directly to the reader, this concept book asks questions and invites responses. It uses photographs and crayon drawings of colorful, everyday objects and people to reveal how everything in our world is made of lines, shapes, and solids. And while Crayola sponsors the book, the marketing message does not overpower the overall book.