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A little girl's urban neighborhood becomes a discovery ground of things round, square and rectangular in this lyrical picturebook. Most of the objects are Asian in origin, others universal: round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and the boxes that the pizzas come in, rectangular sacks of rice and a very special pencil case. Bright, whimsical art accompanies the narrative rhyme and a short glossary adds cultural significance to the objects featured in the book.



Book Reviews - Round is a Mooncake

Publisher's Weekly: "...double-page gouache pictures, radiant with traditional Chinese colors and patterns, offer a witty melange of the old and new, the cultural and the universal, the everyday and (for most of the audience, anyway) the exotic."
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Children's Book Review: "The Asian theme sparks a multicultural learning opportunity as a lively young girl observes shapes in the world around her in this delightful debut by Thong and Lin....A charming and instructive math concept book."
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School Library Journal: "(PreS-K) This concept book prompts children to look at circles, squares, and rectangles through the eyes of a Chinese girl....A useful purchase for young patrons interested in Chinese culture."
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Kirkus: "The lyrical text is about an urban neighborhood full of shapes—square, round and rectangular."
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Feature

South China Morning Post, Review, September 9, 2000: "Cultural Primers"

Awards

South China Morning Post: Children's Book "Pick of the Year," 2001.



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Last updated July 28, 2003