Square is very happy, and adapts beautifully when he is cut and torn and shredded and crumpled, turning his one dimensionality into dynamic scenes and structures.
He enjoys the transformations so much, in fact, that once he’s a perfect square again, he finds his corners cramping and his equal sides boring. And what he does next allows him to be himself—and so much more!
Perfect Square incorporates learning concepts like the days of the week and shapes with imagination and creativity to produce a book that is fun as well as a great teaching tool.
Children love to hear the progression of changes through the week and try to guess what the square will turn into. With only a handful of words on each page, early readers can easily follow along.
Perfect Square is recommended for ages 4-8, but it could easily be shared with younger children, or used in a conversation about self-discovery with older children.
Author and illustrator Michael Hall is the creator of My Heart is Like a Zoo. His concepts are simple yet engaging. Hall lives in Minnesota with his wife and two daughters.