Picture This: SHAPES and Picture This: HOMES by Judith Nouvion

Picture This: Shapes and Picture This: Homes are board books with a real kick. Both are filled with visually stunning photographs of the natural world and the creatures who live in it and are sure to attract readers of all ages. The quality of the photos, which I could not find to share with you here, are often National Geographic quality and, combined with the clever concept, are perfectly paired.

Picture This: Shapes takes a clever look at animals while working double duty as a concept book. Dot,  curve, line triangle and diamond are represented along with more curious shapes like coil, spiral, crisscross and trapezoid. Of course the dot is represented by a ladybug, but the close-up photo of a ladybug on a sunflower is riveting. Line is represented by birds on a wire against a blue sky and triangle is demonstrated by a stunning green moth on a bright green leaf. Flamingoes on a lake, a devil ray and a flying squirrel also represent shapes in this wonderful book!

Picture This: Homes is equally engaging and perfect for older readers. Birds definitely make the most interesting homes and they are well represented here. From the Village Weaver to the Sociable Weaver to the Osprey and the remarkable Bowerbird that likes to decorate their homes with blue objects, there is much to see and learn. Beavers, badgers, bag worms, paper wasps and the Fennec fox add to this completely engaging board book.

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Source: Review Copy

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