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Circle, Triangle, Elephant! by Kenji Oikawa & Mayuko Takeuchi


Brand Phaidon Press

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This unexpected take on shapes offers a breath of fresh air within this well-established toddler concept genre.  With bright block-art visuals and a rhythmic, read-aloud text, this book begins by offering familiar shapes - a triangle, a circle, and a square - and then throws an elephant into the equation: triangle, elephant, circle.  Surely an elephant doesn't belong in a book on shapes... or does it?  The joy of the unexpected, including guest appearances by boats, lemons, and other random but recognizable silhouettes, in a shape-driven narrative will prompt giggles and squeals, as children build skills of labelling and classifying.

Kenji Oikawa and Mayuko Takeuchi are an award-winning husband-and-wife illustration team based in Tokyo.  They have published over thirty children's books and are also known for their commercial work in advertising and merchandising.  This is their first book to be published in English.

Board Book: 22 pages.

23cm x 16.5cm.

Age: 2 to 5 Years.

ISBN: 9780714874111.

junior design award