Perfect Square by Michael Hall is another one of those children’s books that speaks volumes with such a simple idea.
What happens to a perfect square when it is no longer perfect? The square transforms itself into something new and beautiful.
It simply adapts and discovers new opportunities.
Every day the perfect square finds itself torn, or shredded, or crumpled. Does this spell disaster for our disheveled shape? We might assume so. Yet every day this optimistic square turns lemons into lemonade, or in this case, scraps into art.
What I Love About this Children’s Book
I’m a sucker for any children’s book that incorporates a bit of brain training into its pages. Perfect Square does this effortlessly as we learn just what each of the imperfect pieces of the square can create together.
Visual discrimination. Spatial awareness. Creative thinking. Perfect.
Alongside all of this visual entertainment is a message we want our kids (and sometimes ourselves) to hear again and again. Imperfection is not a flaw. It’s a gift.
Recommended for ages 4 and up, though you’re going to love it, too!
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