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the shape of things picture bookThe Shape of Things, author Dayle Ann Doods, Illustrated by Julie Lacome
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Read-aloud @ YouTube

Level: Preschool and Kindergarten

I felt inspired to make this simple Easy Shapes House or Home Craft by a book called: The Shape of Things, author, Dayle Ann Dodds, illustrated by Julie Lacome. You can listen to a reading in YouTube.

The back cover has an excerpt of the first page:
"A square is just a square,
Until you add a roof,
two windows and a door,
then it's much, much more."

The illustrations are childlike and very appealing to the young and the young at heart.
The illustrator, Julie Lacome comments:
"For the borders of each page," she says, " I used potato-cut printing, as children do in school--that was the most fun!

Look for this title at your library, the children will love it and it will help get them excited about doing the house craft activity.

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