Review for Circle

Review for Circle

Cirkel, Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen, Circle, Shapes, Eyes, Round, Children's Books, Picture BookThe new (and apparently last book, though I would love to see another book about the mysterious shape that we meet in this book) book about shapes, this time Circle is the one who has the lead role.

I read this book in Dutch, but will be writing my review in English. 🙂

I haven’t read the second book, but I did read the first book. It doesn’t help that nowhere it is said which book is which volume. I think I will have to reserve Square at the library (one of them). Because this series is just tons of fun to read and I want to read all of them now.

I was instantly in love with Circle. How cool and super that she floating and didn’t roll. Because I thought that would happen (as that is something that often happens when shapes are round). I love that the author/illustrator decided to go for something completely different.

The hide-and-seek with the other shapes was fun, but Triangle was being a pest again. Oh, someone says I shouldn’t hide there. Someone warned me. Someone forbid me. shrugs Let’s go!

I rolled around laughing when Circle was in the dark looking for Triangle and had a whole angry rant towards what she thought was Triangle, and the part that followed was especially hilarious. I am quite curious who those pair of eyes belongs to. Mm.
My guess? Pentagon! Now that would make a fun shape.

The illustrations were lovely, but then again I am a big fan of Jon Klassen and his work. Even the more simple things look fabulous!

All in all, I liked this book. It is just a shame that there aren’t going to be more book about shapes. I would recommend this book.

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