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When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins Paperback – September 24, 2001
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Top Customer Reviews
James Kaczman's vibrant illustrations present shapes in a variety of sizes and orientation, using objects that are already familiar to young children. For example, the book presents square crackers, rectangle doors, and circle pennies. Representations such as triangle jack-o' lantern's eyes and squares Christmas presents allows me to link my lessons to seasonal themes. The images also depict both large and small shapes, giving students an opportunity to compare their sizes.
Additionally, the text introduces vocabulary young children need to identify and describe geometric shapes. Greene conveys key concept words by combining children's descriptive language with geometric terminology. For instance, she describes a triangle as, "three sides, three corners too--the white sail of a boat, a tent just for you." The rhyming text engages children's imaginations, enabling them to begin to visualize shapes.
Most teachers know that concept books are not created equally. Greene's book stands out as a charming and fun book to introduce young scholars to geometric shapes. My class thoroughly enjoys reading it, and they eagerly look for and discuss shapes they see in their own environment. I highly recommend this book to all teachers and parents of young children.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Can't wait until the school year starts so I can read this to my students as we learn about shapes!!!! Such a great little book to use in teaching the elements of art.Published 1 month ago by Linda Garcia
This is a great book for introducing shapes with young children. The children loved this book and it was a great concept.Published 4 months ago by hland
I love this book for my Kinder and 1st grad art classes. It shows them that any shape can be turned into art.Published 15 months ago by KathyDee
Really like this book. Can think of lots of ways to use it in my classroom.Published 18 months ago by Debbie Cole
My students love this book. Great for learning about shapes and lines.Published 18 months ago by Chery