Word play for the board book set

animal-shapes-9781499805345_hrShapes, colors, trucks, cute babies and the occasional Jane Austen – these are the things we usually see in board books.  Sure, there’s also some rhyming action in the classics like Mem Fox’s Time for Bed  or Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon.

Animal Shapes is a nice combination of bright colors, learning about shapes, and playing with words.  A turtle and an oval become a slow-val.  A tangled mess of giraffes becomes a neck-tangle.  For younger kids, you could focus on the basic shapes and animals; with older little ones, the nonagon might be a fave.

Animal Shapes by Christopher Silas Neal

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