you’ll be wild about these magical shapes

by mari

Last week at the library we found this mesmerizing book. Like magic, it creates animals out of random shapes and layers of acetate. The colors and simplicity are a designer’s dream.

Wild About Shapes children's book

The story within Wild About Shapes is super basic, letting the animals speak for themselves. Asking questions like, “what can you see?” when all there is a blob on the page, then you flip over the clear acetate sheet with more colorful blobs in a contrasting color and suddenly, voila, an elephant! Or a giraffe, turtles, fish, and others. Every page is something new and exciting. My favorite, of course, is the last one where al of those individual primary colors come together to create a full rainbow of surprises. This book is so satisfying.

Wild About Shapes children's book

Recommended for ages 3-5, it kept my 6 yo and I entranced until the very end. But I can see younger kids keeping their surprise for the book through many many readings.

Wild About Shapes children's book

Final image from The Bookworm Baby.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kristen Smith May 19, 2015 at 11:10 pm

Now that is one fun book!!! Gotta get my hands on that!


2 Miz Big May 20, 2015 at 9:30 am

It’s so sweet – and the graphics are gorgeous!


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