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Triangle – Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

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Walker Australia

ISBN: 9781406376678
Imprint: Walker

March 14, 2017
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
You know when you see these two names that you are going to laugh a lot over what appears a deceptively simple picture book.

Meet Triangle who lives in a triangular house with a triangular door amongst lots of other triangle shapes.  One day Triangle thinks up a sneaky trick to play on Square so off he goes through the triangles, the not-triangles to get to the squares and Square’s house.  And the trick works really well – so well that Square gets very cross and chases Triangle all the way back to his house. Then he tricks him right back – or does he?

Klaasen’s illustrative technique is always so expressive despite its seemingly spare and subtle style. Even the youngest of children can ‘read’ his character’s expressions in my experience.

Highly recommended for Prep upwards.