Boing … Zoom … Whoosh … Whee! Baby Sees Shapes Circles is the newest fun-filled addition to the best-selling Baby Sees series— a joy-filled introduction to colors, shapes, and language. Filled with bold, captivating illustrations and whimsical text, Baby Sees Shapes Circles is a read-aloud book that parents and their babies will enjoy experiencing together time and again.
Simple shapes can be full of surprises! Peek-a-boo! What’s that I see? It’s a red circle and it’s smiling at me! What else can a circle be? Find out with Baby Sees Shapes Circles, where a new discovery is waiting on every page.
Fifteen years ago, Ms. Sakagashi, the creator of this book, set out to design a book that would soothe crying babies. Her first attempt published in 2003 featured black, white and red art, and found a loyal audience. But she was not satisfied: she refined the content as more and more babies read and responded to the art. She tried lines of different thickness, and eventually added more colors, and then in 2009, she stumbled onto a simple squiggle with a smiley face created by Akio Kashiwara, that changed everything. That squiggle was exactly what she was looking for. Ms. Sakagashi confimed her suspicion that babies would fall in love with Mr. Akio Kashiwara’s art, and this book has sold close to 700,000 copies in Japan over the last 8 years, making lots of babies (and their parents) very happy.