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Thong, Roseanne.
New York : Chronicle Books, 2000
IL K-3, RL 2.9
ISBN 0811826767

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Learning different shapes can be fun.  This little girls finds round things everywhere she goes.  She also finds square things and rectangle things.  The Chinese culture truly shows how shapes can be in everything.  Mooncakes are round, radish cakes are square, and books are rectangles, can you name more?

The author uses rhyme and everyday things to show how shapes are fun.  The illustrator expresses this Asian culture through vivid and clear pictures.  Children can learn about shapes and a unique culture in this entertaining book.  (Jamie Collins,, Teacher)

Booktalk #2

A young Chinese girl explores her world and culture by making clever observations of the many shapes around her. She begins her shape search while delivering mooncakes for the Chinese New Year. The book focuses on three shapes that she recognizes in many different objects throughout her neighborhood. This is a great book for k-2 students reviewing shapes and is full of colorful artwork that incorporates math along side a glimpse into the Chinese culture and their celebration of the New Year.  (Elizabeth Portanova,, college student)

SUBJECTS:     Shape -- Fiction.
                        Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
                        Stories in rhyme.

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