A perfect square is transformed in this adventure story that will transport you far beyond the four equal sides of this square book.
It was a perfect square.
and four equal sides.
And it was perfectly happy.
But on Monday,
It wasn’t perfectly square anymore.
Greenwillow Books, 2011, 40 pages, hardcover 978-0-06191-513-0,
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Hall’s compositions never seem arbitrary or labored; each delivers a smile …”
School Library Journal (Starred review)
“This is a not-to-be-missed adventure for all young readers.”
The Horn Book Magazine
A near-perfect concept book … a book to revisit often, and with delight.
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A colorful, geometric romp … a visual feast.”
The Washington Post
“Michael Hall again engineers geometric shapes and bold colors into a simple but expressive story.”
A brilliant combination of color, texture, originality, mild message, and kid-friendliness, Hall achieves a perfect medium all thanks to a shape with four equal sides and four matching corners.
The Washington Post (Best Children's Books of 2011)
“… a story that combines the days of the week, the colors of the rainbow and the unspoken joy of breaking boundaries.”
“Pages are lusciously intense, as we watch versatility trump geometry.”