From award-winning author Anne Miranda comes a rollicking rhyming story about an unruly gang of sixteen geometric shapes who get tangled in the neighborhood jungle gym until their friend comes to their rescue and order is restored. Perfect for fans of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! One day a little circle, just as happy as could be, got caught inside a jungle gym, and couldn’t wiggle free. When the neighborhood shapes go climbing on the park jungle gym the last thing they expect is a tangle. First the circle, next the triangle and then the square. One by one soon all sixteen shapes are trapped. They push and pull and tumble and cry for help. Who will save them? One special shape can set the others free. Can you guess which one it is? This charming story makes learning the names of sixteen shapes as easy as a day in the park.
Anne Miranda is an American who has lived Madrid, Spain, since 1994. She is the mother of two grown sons and is a writer of books and educational materials for very young children. Her books include <i>Night Songs</i>, which was selected to be part of the Society of Illustrator’s Show and was named Bank Street College Children’s Book of the Year; <i>To Market, To Market</i> (illustrated by Janet Stephens), which was an Abby Honor Book, and ALA Notable Children’s Book, a Golden Kite Honor Book for Illustration, and a Flicker Tale Nominee; <i>Beep! Beep! </i>(illustrated by David Murphy), which was a Parents’ Choice Gold Award; <i>Glad Monster Sad Monster </i>(illustrated by Caldecott Award winner Ed Emberly); and <i>Tangled </i>(illustrated by Eric Comstock). Visit her website at AnneMiranda.com.
Eric Comstock has illustrated and coauthored 3 books about Charlie Piechart. Eric lives in Austin, Texas. Eric loves shapes. He prefers his grilled cheese sandwiches cut in triangles, not rectangles. He likes to drink his coffee out of a cylinder with a handle. And his ice cream must always be eaten from a cone. If you look at his illustrations, you’ll see characters that are made out of triangles, squares, rectangles, and circles. You can see what shapes Eric’s using lately at ericcomstock.us.