Posted by Venus on Friday, April 1, 2016
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: March 8, 2016
For an apple, all you need is a circle and the color red. An oval becomes a bird. Triangles into birdhouses.
I have said it before, but it should be repeated, I love cut outs and reveals in books. In a way it almost feels like magic when you turn the page and discover how one shape becomes something or reveals something that was otherwise hidden. This clever concept book uses nature to reveal simple shapes and ways in which they can be viewed. There is a loose through line as the reader climbs the ladder to pick the apples, taking a bite, finding a worm. The book then walks the reader through the different seasons, returning in the end to where it began. See for yourself: