From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2?Students will begin to notice squares and circles everywhere after looking at these appealing photographs. Circles in squares, squares in circles, squares in squares, etc., can all be seen in many diverse objects, from dishwashers to colorful teapots, to brightly patterned fabrics. The photography is excellent and the subjects are varied. Making a book to illustrate common objects in the classroom and depicting the circles and squares would be a first rate follow up activity to reinforce these concepts. This is one of Hoban's best books on shapes yet.?Stephani Hutchinson, Pioneer Elementary School, Sunnyside, WA
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Ages 3^-6. For her latest wordless picture book, Hoban has searched the city and found images of round things and square things to fit the concept of her title. Sticklers for geometric exactness will point out that onions and grapes are not circles and some of the "squares" have rounded corners. Still, teachers and young children will find plenty to talk about as they look at the colorful, well-composed, and clearly defined images. In fact, some of the pictures would make good starting points for imaginative thinking or creative-writing exercises. Another attractive, open-ended book from an exceptional photographer. Carolyn Phelan