What Could It Be? Exploring the Imaginative World of Shapes Synopsis
This concept book for kids is all about unleashing creativity, thinking outside the square and opening the mind to possibility! Part picture book, part artistic inspiration, What Could It Be? is an interactive adventure for pre-primary and primary school-aged children organised into paired double-page spreads. The first spread in each pair introduces a basic geometric shape (square, circle, triangle, etc.) and then opens the door for creative thinking by posing the question, 'What else could it be?' The following spread provides the answer, with the focus shape transformed into many objects in a glorious artwork. These pages provide a further interactive element as kids are encouraged to find specific objects and count the 'hidden' shapes. The reader is guided through the pages by the character of a young boy, who allows many aspects of his world to be 'discovered' via the detailed illustrations. The last page challenges kids to create their own illustrations inspired by a geometric shape.
What Could It Be? Exploring the Imaginative World of Shapes Press Reviews
This is a lovely book for sharing between parents and children, or for older children to explore by themselves. Buzz Words Books There is so much to enjoy in this book - each time you re-read it, you will discover a new dimension. Stimulating and imaginative, as well as beautifully illustrated, it's a superb way to get children thinking. Parents in Touch What Could It Be? offers an interactive reading experience for preschool and early school-aged children... a wonderful introduction to Sally Fawcett's talents as an author and illustrator. Kids' Book Review Part picture book, part artistic inspiration, What Could It Be? is an interactive adventure for pre-primary and primary-school aged children. Mum's Delivery Magazine Original, unique, as educational as it is entertaining, What Could It Be? is especially recommended for family, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections. Mid West Book Review As a teacher and a mum Sally Fawcett knows exactly how to get young minds working and how to put smiles on little faces so it is no surprise her beautiful picture book ticks all the boxes. Hip Little One This book will especially absorb young children who like the challenge of careful observation in order to identify 'hidden' shapes. Reading Time Readers are asked to find shapes in busy but beautiful settings, meaning there are plenty of challenges for older children to enjoy while reading to young 'uns in the household. A treasure to return to over and again. West Australian Using repetitive text, rhyme and rhythm she invites the young reader to not only be more perceptive but also to use their imaginations, encouraging them to look more closely and think more carefully. There are circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, ovals, and octagons everywhere, both natural and man-made, that, after sharing the book, makes the urge to go on a shape-walk around the home, classroom or school irresistible. The Bottomshelf The beautiful, thoughtful illustrations are engaging and a wonderful way to introduce shapes to children Playgroup WA This is a creative, amusing and intriguing book... The writer is a teacher and her experience with young children is evident throughout the book. The Daily Telegraph A great resource for the home or early childhood centre Otago Daily Times your child is invited to find hidden shapes in the beautifully detailed illustrations...The interactive final page invites your children to create their own illustrations, inspired by geometric shapes with other children and author herself Child Magazines It's a great book to teach kids to think outside the square by promoting investigation and creativity. My six-year old daughter spent a long time reading this book and examining the shapes before sketching her own shapes as part of an artwork. The Mummy Project when I turned the first page I saw some very interesting illustrations. I never considered my leg is a cylinder... a bee hive has lots of hexagons... Life FM If your children weren't excited about geometry before, they will be after experiencing Sally Fawcett's What Could it Be? Challenging young minds to think outside the box or square, art, nature, math, and creative thinking all converge as a spiderweb becomes a hexagon and the tip of a wooden spoon, covered in chocolate and ready to lick, becomes an oval. Starting with basic shape outlines, then progressing to more involved scenes, children are asked to find a variety of different colored shapes within a given setting, ranging from a cozy kitchen to snow-covered mountains and the sunny seaside. Little fingers will be itching to turn rectangles into rocket ships as children view the world around them in a whole new light. Foreword Reviews Written by a teacher, this charming picture book is an interactive search for shapes in the real world ... Sally Fawcett deserves a round (or square) of applause for this fine effort. NC Teacher Stuff Ultimately, I like the concept of What Could it Be? I like that it shows the shape first, then gives kids a chance to look and find real life examples of those shapes. I like the way it gets my kids involved in the story and hunting for shapes. I also like the activity idea at the end of the book. Batch of Books This concept book for kids is all about unleashing creativity, thinking outside the square and opening the mind to possibility! Mummah An interactive adventure Peninsula Kids An interesting concept interactive book designed to unleash children's creativity School Days Ms. Fawcett explores the different shapes make up our world Kiss The Book Here's an educational and fun children's picture book that encourages primary school kids to both use their imaginations, and become more aware of mathematical shapes in their environment. Thumbs up for any book that encourages children to open their minds to all sorts of possibilities with shapes, and also to create with shapes themselves. It's a simple concept, not daunting for less enthusiastic readers, and well-executed. The Book Chook the searching element is great for group discussion ... contextualised fun -- Carolyn Boyd This clever concept encourages full interaction which makes the text perfect for classroom read aloud, encouraging children to make connections with hidden shapes found in their environment -- Jolle Barret Media Reviews