by Michael Crosbie and Steven Rosenthal
Another little board book that\’s been visiting our house from the library this week. Architecture Shapes introduces children to shapes by juxtaposing a line drawing (circle, square, diamond, oval, etc) next to a photo where that shape is prominent on a building (mostly windows). The final picture shows several buildings together and suggests finding different shapes on the page. I keep looking for a star there, but can only find the other shapes mentioned in the previous pages. This is because my daughter\’s favorite page is the star, she keeps patting it with her hands (I think because it looks very three-dimensional).
It\’s a nice little book, but not one of my baby\’s favorites. She usually looses interest halfway through. I think she\’s just a little young to be learning shapes yet (her interests right now are animals, bright colors and people\’s faces). This is a book we\’ll probably look for again later on, when she\’s a tad bit older.
rating: 3/5 …….. 16 pages, 1993