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The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973)

by Dr. Seuss

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Rhyme and silhouette drawings introduce the shape of bugs, balloons, peanuts, camels, spider webs, and many other familiar objects.

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Dr. Seuss is usually recognized for his brightly coloured and creative illustrations, but this book gives us the exact opposite illustrative technique. Seuss explores the concept of shape through outlines of various common items, animals, people, and a few of his whimsical creations as well, and utilizes a strictly monochromatic aesthetic to make his illustrations stand out on the page. While Seuss does not reach the artistic heights of Victorian-era artists like Arthur Rackham or the woodcut printers who popularized the simplistic style, this concept will surely be a novel change for readers who are used to seeing a riot of illustrations on the pages of Seuss’ books. In typical fashion, Seuss does not really stick to simple silhouettes though, as many of his illustrations see borderline shading occurring in his linework and he refuses to give up his bright colour palette. I may not be a huge fan of his silhouettes compared to his whimsical narratives, but I am sure that young readers will delight in the game of guessing each silhouette before the answer is revealed in text. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
a fun book about shapes and shadows
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  TUCC | Jan 23, 2017 |
This book is about the shapes of different things. This book would be fun to go through and have your kids name the shapes that make up each thing the book names. This is a fun book for kids because it rhymes and gets kids attention. The shapes and scenarios in this book would keep the kids interested. ( )
  knbenson6584 | Nov 30, 2016 |
Dr. Seuss always gets a 10/10 from me. It is a basic and catchy book on shapes. ( )
  zcurlach | Nov 15, 2016 |
4 stars! ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
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