When Circle rolls into one of Triangle’s points and pops, chaos momentarily ensues until Octagon’s “”Stop!”” brings everyone to their senses.
An effortlessly rhyming text introduces us to a collection of shapes and subtly weaves their physical characteristics into traits that both lead to and solve a would-be catastrophe. Master illustrator Serge Bloch’s shapes are accompanied by a chorus of miniature people who play along, creating the perfect complement to Barbara Kanninen’s economy of words. Worthy of comparison to Shel Silverstein’s The Missing Piece, this raucous chain of events is satisfyingly cyclical, ending just exactly where it began.
About the Author
Barbara Kanninen is a children’s writer, award-winning Ph.D. environmental economist and chair of her local school board.
About the Illustrator
Serge Bloch is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Time Magazine and numerous books for children and adults.
About the Publisher
Headquartered in London and New York City, Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. Working with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers, Phaidon produces innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, as well as illustrated books for children.