Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld
Publisher: Scholastic Press
A square, triangle, rectangle, and circle use this story to talk about why friendship is a wonderful thing to have. Friends can make their friends feel happy or feel at home, know how to make things fun, play fair, sometimes think the same thing at the same time, and forgive when they fight. No matter what happens in life, friends can always be there to provide support.
While there is no real plot, this book uses shapes to show how having friends can make a big difference in life. The shapes are used to create humor and word play, allowing kids and adults to add to the book in their own minds as they read the original message. The shapes mostly add opportunities for word play and would not necessarily be a good resource for teaching kids about shapes. This book is a unique, fun way to think about friendship.