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Perfect Square

by Michael Hall

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A story about a square that is torn, crumpled, cut, shattered and more. It uses the pieces to turn itself into something positive.
  kathleenkarakey | Apr 23, 2017 |
Summary: A perfect square that is perfectly happy is torn into pieces, punched with holes, crumpled, and otherwise changed but finds in each transformation that is can be something new. It describes how a paper is ripped, shredded, and cut in order to make into different objects. The book can inspire students about imagination and creativity
Genre: Informational book. This book is about the names and image of pieces of square.
Age app: Primary, intermedinate
Media: Acrylic monotype ink prints ( )
  carolinechen0608 | Feb 18, 2017 |
You'll love the imaginative side of this book. The story starts out with a perfect red square that changes each day of the week as it is cut, shredded, shattered and crumpled. This poses no problem for the square, no, it just changes itself into something else with the pieces it is left with. When the week is over and there is no more crumpling, the square changes itself into something, that I won't reveal. This last change brings the whole story alltogether.

A good craft would be to cut some squares about 8 inches by 8 inches from constructioin paper or even wallpaper from books the sellers are always discarding. Have available scissors and glue sticks and computer type paper for students to glue their creation on. You might even suggest they use an idea that the perfect square in the book did not use. Also suggest they could cut or tear their perfect square.
  jothebookgirl | Jan 3, 2017 |
Gorgeous.  Metaphor for just about any lesson we want to take from it, including riffs on square vs groovy, or on thinking outside the box, or on making lemonade from lemons.  I'd love to buy it as a gift, combined with a rainbow package of craft paper. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Lovely.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061915130, Hardcover)

A perfect square is transformed in this adventure story that will transport you far beyond the four equal sides of this square book.

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A perfect square that's 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.

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