Look around. What shapes do you see? You can use shapes to make anything. In Shape Shift, author/illustrator Joyce Hesselberth encourages readers to pair shapes to form new things through the eyes of two characters.
A boy and a girl find shapes. They combine them to make a new image.
The girl sees one thing.
The boy sees something different. What will the reader see?
This book promotes imagination, different perspectives, and discovery.
TITLE: Shape Shift
AUTHOR: Joyce Hesselberth
ILLUSTRATOR: Joyce Hesselberth
PUBLISHER: Henry Holt & Company, 2016
AGE GROUP: 3-6
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, different perspectives, discovery
1) Cut out triangles, semicircles, crescents, trapezoids, rectangles, circles, ovals, diamonds, and squares. Play with the shapes, arranging them on their sides, upside-down, right-side, and left-side. Combine two shapes together. What does it make? Now combine three shapes. What can those shapes make? Each time add another shape to combine and create a new image.
2) Invent a new shape. What is your shape’s function? How many sides does it have? Name your shape.
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