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Perfect square

by Hall, Michael, 1954-

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 31 Libraries 34 of 41 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Picture Book E Hall
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB HALL Michael
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Picture Book PICTURE BOOK Hall
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E HAL
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books PICT F HALL 2011 CRAFTON 5/11
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Dormont Public Library Concepts CONCEPTS HALL
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E HALL
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea HALL Michael
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC HALL
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Scott Township Library Picture Books E HALL
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E HAL
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South Fayette Township Library Picture Book - Informational J I MATH HAL
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South Park Library Picture Books CREATE PIC HAL
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Summary

"A book that begs for reams of colored paper, rooms full of imaginative hands, and a whole lot of clapping and giggling."--Washington Post

Michael Hall, the New York Times bestselling author of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and Red: A Crayon's Story, inspires creativity and resilience in this strikingly illustrated picture book starring a brightly colored square. Perfect Square is the perfect choice for teaching kids to think outside the box! Young readers will learn days of the week and colors of the rainbow, as well as emotional resilience.

In brilliant, innovative collage artwork, Michael Hall illustrates how a happy square transforms itself after facing one challenge after another. Cut into pieces and poked full of holes? Time to become a burbling fountain! Torn into scraps? Grow into a garden! Day after day, the square reinvents itself, from simple and perfect to complex and perfect . . . and always happy.

"A near perfect concept book . . . a book to revisit often, and with delight."--The Horn Book

"Pages are lusciously intense as we watch versatility trump geometry"--The Chicago Tribune

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Hall, a graphic designer who made his picture-book debut with My Heart Is like a Zoo (2010), takes a simple square, changes its form in tangramlike ways, and creates a picture book that is handsome, bold, and (best of all) playful. Starting out as a happy red square on Monday, it is cut into strips and punched full of holes. The next spread shows the bits and pieces repositioned, forming an impressive, multitiered fountain. Torn into scraps on Tuesday, the square (now yellow and orange) becomes a garden of flowers. On the following days, the square i. shredded. shattered. snipped. an. crumpled and ripped and wrinkled. but each time, it is transformed into something new and beautiful. On Sunday, nothing happens, so the square makes itsel. into a windo. and looks out on the creations of the previous six days. Just as the crooked smile on the jacket changes the sophisticated design into something more human and inviting, so a few simple lines added to the pictures help change the scraps of paper into convincing new scenes. Bold colors and building anticipation make moments of drama out of the page turns. Memorable for reading aloud and terrific for inspiring creative play with the simplest materials.--Phelan, Caroly. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A paper square ("It had four matching corners and four equal sides") embraces new possibilities in this deceptively simple work. In a series of paired spreads, the paper square is cut or torn or otherwise rendered into many pieces, after which it reforms itself into new and delightful things. Design decisions are strong and simple; text appears in white, while the background colors (which progress through the spectrum) echo the compositions on the facing pages. On Monday, "the square was cut into pieces and poked full of holes. It wasn't perfectly square anymore." After a page turn, what looks like an act of destruction is transformed into a fresh image: "So it made itself into a fountain that babbled and giggled and clapped." Strips from the square, cut on the diagonal, become a many-tiered fountain, while punched dots become water bubbles. Hall's (My Heart Is Like a Zoo) compositions never seem arbitrary or labored; each (a park, bridge, mountain, etc.) delivers a smile as readers see how the new collages use the fragments. A smart lesson in thinking outside the box (or the square). Ages 4-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Contentment -- Juvenile fiction.
Change -- Juvenile fiction.
Happiness -- Juvenile fiction.
Square -- Juvenile fiction.
Square -- Fiction.
Shape -- Fiction.
Happiness -- Fiction.
Contentment -- Fiction.
Change -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Greenwillow Books,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780061915130
0061915130
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0061915149
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