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A Circle in the Sky
by Zachary Wilson
A child puts together various simple shapes to build a rocket that will fly to the moon.
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Duck! Rabbit!
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Readers are faced with a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: Is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it! A smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, Duck! Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on one thing, reading it again!
It Looked Like Spilt Milk
by Charles G. Shaw
A changing cloud looks like many different things.
Look! Look! Look! at Sculpture
by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Three mice "borrow" a postcard which is a reproduction of a sculpture, and from it they learn about color, pattern, line, and shape. Includes instructions for making and sending a postcard.
Mouse Shapes
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Three mice make a variety of things out of different shapes as they hide from a scary cat.
Perfect Square
by Michael Hall
A perfect square that is perfectly happy is torn into pieces, punched with holes, crumpled, and otherwise changed but finds in each transformation that it can be something new, and just as happy.
Round is a Mooncake
by Roseanne Thong
As a little girl discovers things round, square, and rectangular in her urban neighborhood, she is reminded of her Chinese American culture.
Shapes Around Us
by Daniel Nunn
Uses photographs to demonstrate how shapes can be found in everyday objects, including windows, cakes, and buttons.
Square Cat
by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
Eulah the cat is square and, while she longs to be round like other cats, her friends show her the benefits of the shape that she has.
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
by  Dr. Seuss
Rhyme and silhouette drawings introduce the shape of bugs, balloons, peanuts, camels, spider webs, and many other familiar objects.
Updated 01/15/2013
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