The beguiling second entry in the innovative shape trilogy by multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen.

This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square’s friend Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really? With the second story in a trilogy of tales about Triangle, Square, and Circle, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen nudge readers toward a more well-rounded way of looking at things. Understated and striking in its simplicity, this funny, thoughtful offering from two of today’s most talented picture-book creators emphasizes the importance of keeping your eyes — and your mind — open to wonder where others see only rubble and rocks.--from the publisher

48 pages    978-0763696078     Ages 5-9


Every day Square goes down into a cave and finds a block. He pushes, pushes, pushes the block up, up, up a hill and sets it there with the other blocks. One day Circle comes along and sees the blocks Square has set on the hill. She is overwhelmed with admiration.

She tells Square he is a genius. He is an artist. She asks him to make a sculpture that looks just like her.

Can he do it? Is the artist in the eye of the beholder? What is art?

Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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