Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Mari C. Schuh
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Not only does The Crayola Shapes Book teach children different shapes, it also teaches them what shapes are and how shapes are formed. The book includes colorful images and asks questions that get kids thinking. The Crayola Shapes Book provides lots of examples of shapes, but also leaves room for children to use their imagination. The book also has a ‘learn more’ page with websites and other books about shapes.
The illustrations are simple but engaging for a young audience, and the pictures provide valuable, real-life examples of shapes. The questions asked are insightful and help children recognize the way shapes can be created. The Crayola Shapes Book goes beyond just identifying shapes, so it may be a bit confusing or distracting for a younger audience that is just starting to recognize shapes. The exact purpose of the book is a little unclear. The book also talks about more advanced shapes such as cubes and cylinders, so the exact age group right for this book is hard to define.