Square

Square

The beguiling second entry in the innovative shape trilogy by multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square's friend Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really? The beguiling second entry in the innovative shape trilogy by multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac...

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Title:Square
Author:Mac Barnett
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0763696072
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:48 pages pages

Square Reviews

  • Dan
    May 20, 2018
    The more I read this book, the more I love it. ...
  • Rebecca
    May 11, 2018
    Hilariously droll and surprisingly deep. As always. Illustrations by Jon Klassen created digitally and with watercolor and graphite. ...
  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Jun 11, 2018
    This is very strange! In keeping with the series but also with some added existential doubt and art critique for good measure. ...
  • Nadine Jones
    Sep 03, 2018
    This is a complex and confusing book with charming illustrations and few words. I finished it feeling like I'd missed the point. But maybe that was the point? Are we meant to accept things at face value, as they are, and find the joy and beauty in that? Note: my twelve year old grab...
  • Sarah Sammis
    Jun 17, 2018
    Imposter syndrome and tight deadlines. But why oh why does circle have to be female (and I know they would be even before they showed up). ...
  • David Schaafsma
    Aug 31, 2018
    The second in a picture book basic shapes trilogy by Mac Barnett and Jon Klaasen--the first was Triangle, which I also like--that is part of their efforts to deepen the picture book form. As I have said repeatedly (maybe about Klassen in particular, whose Hat trilogy I love) are almost...
  • Sara
    May 25, 2018
    "Every day, Square goes down into his cave and takes a block from the pile below the ground. He pushes the block up and out of the cave. He brings the block to the pile at the top of the hill. This is his work." ...
  • Mrs. Krajewski
    May 10, 2018
    Enjoyed this one more than Triangle. ...
  • Angie
    May 15, 2018
    Kids don?t always get their humor but I read it to them anyway. ??? ...
  • Brenda Lower
    Jun 11, 2018
    What a fun book. Made me think a lot about art... ...
  • Sarah
    Jul 02, 2018
    These books are so weird. ...
  • Benji Martin
    May 10, 2018
    Sometimes, a book has to sit in your mind for a few days before you can really appreciate it. That?s how it was for me with Square, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen?s forthcoming book, the follow-up to Triangle. I came to the book expecting more mischief and sneaky tricks, and I didn...
  • Gina
    May 11, 2018
    I can see this book working on multiple levels. It might encourage children that they may overinflate others' expectations of them, so that when they are worried about meeting expectations they will actually be fine. It could also teach them that the modern art world is a scam. Either ...
  • Amanda
    May 12, 2018
    Mac Barnett is a genius. Or is he really? Hahahaha! I was hoping for a cameo from Triangle because I loved that book so much, and yet somehow, I found that this book was even more satisfying on a deeper level. I am curious how the kids will react to it. I want to read it as a compan...
  • Jason
    May 16, 2018
    I really, really like the direction this new series is taking. Behind the silly story, there are plenty of opportunities for analysis on a deeper level. Brilliant. So far, I like these better even than the hat series... ...
  • Chance Lee
    May 10, 2018
    Follow-up to TRIANGLE features marvelous, subtle artwork by Jon Klassen, and a surprisingly philosophical story from the guy who wrote I LOVE YOU LIKE A PIG. ...
  • Laura Harrison
    May 28, 2018
    Liked it better than the first. I wish they had put the trilogy in one picture book or early reader multiple chapter book. The board book format for this series isn't working for me. Board books are typically for the youngest readers. They are primarily purchased because the parents wa...
  • April
    May 16, 2018
    I mean the art is John Klassen but the story is crap! ...
  • Jennie
    Jul 03, 2018
    Jon is one of my most favourite Canadian illustrators and his drawings shine here with "Square." A quick read for any age and fun all around. They two authors have collaborated on others books which I have put on my to-read list and library holds. Highly recommended! ...
  • Jillian Heise
    Apr 14, 2018
    I liked this one better than the first book. Some deep philosophical thinking can be prompted by this one. ...
  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    May 11, 2018
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSS ...
  • Laura
    Jan 19, 2018
    Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen?s Triangle was one of my biggest disappointments last year. BUT it was also the picture book that made the strongest impression, inspired the most discussion, and had me waiting on the edge of my seat for the next book in the series. Soooo?.Barnett and...
  • Helen White
    May 23, 2018
    So sad, the lovely little square moves square blocks all day. Until circle demands a sculpture of himself. Will square make it? Is he a genius? Is he doomed to questioning his self worth and failure? I'm reading too much into it maybe. Pictures are nice. ...
  • Rhica
    Jun 18, 2018
    Cute speed read. Square is totally a genius. ...
  • KC
    May 26, 2018
    What can I say? Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen are pure genius. Circle asks Square to carve a likeness of her out of stone. Can Square pull it off??? ...
  • Whispering Stories
    May 22, 2018
    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com Last year I reviewed ?Triangle? by Mac Barnett and Illustrated by Jon Klassen. This is their second book in what is going to be a trilogy of books about different shapes. This book follows Square who lives in a secret cave....
  • Christine
    May 18, 2018
    I have mixed feelings about this book. After my initial reading my only thought was "Why was this so depressing?" and then gave it to my coworker to read to get her opinion. She felt that it was a downer as well. Thinking about it past my gut feeling, I could see how there are two d...
  • Sarah N
    May 14, 2018
    (4 1/2 STARS) Not quite as funny as its predecessor "Triangle," but I still found this one to be tremendously enjoyable and I'm so glad I bought a copy for my bookshelf! (A+ illustrations from Jon Klassen - as always.) ...
  • Shelle Perry
    Jun 21, 2018
    I am still quite enjoying the artwork, but still not understanding why this series is in a board book format. I had hoped I suppose for more interaction between Triangle and Square in this second installment because there was such a great dynamic between the two in the first book, but ...
  • Phoebe Ledster
    Jul 25, 2018
    I love the mysteriousness within this book and its meaning. It manages to be comforting and disheartening at the same time and that is the main reason why I love Barnett's style of writing! I think it is vital to have unique picture books within children's literature that aren't afraid...