Written by Mac Barnett
Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Silliness abounds in the latest collaboration between two masters of humor.

What if Triangle were a being as well as a shape? And what if Triangle went to visit another being, Square? Like I said, silliness. Triangle sets out to play a sneaky trick on his friend Square. He goes past many shapes on the way, some of which don’t even have names. Once the trick is played, Square feels the urge to reciprocate. That’s when things turn dark.

Simple yet profound illustrations grace every page. Of course Triangle and Square each need expressive eyes and stick-like legs. Triangle naturally has a triangle shaped house with triangle shaped doors. Squares are square.

The humor and shape ideas are universal and well worth anyone’s time.

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  • TriangleTitle: Triangle
  • Author: Mac Barnett
  • Illustrator: Jon Klassen
  • Published: Candlewick Press, 2017
  • Reviewer: Sue Poduska
  • Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
  • Grade Level: K to 4
  • Genre: Picture book, Wordplay, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0-7636-9603-0

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