Bears Love Squares by Caryl Hart & Edward Underwood ~ #PictureBook #Review #STEM ~ @carylhart1 @KidsBloomsbury

Last week saw the publication of a book I had been eagerly awaiting… Bears Love Squares written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Edward Underwood.

ears Love Squares by Caryl Hart and Edward Underwood Bloomsbury Cover

Despite Raccoon’s best efforts to show Bear the joys of other shapes, Bear only loves squares.

Bears Love Squares by Caryl Hart and Edward Underwood Bloomsbury All Shapes
Bears Love Squares by Caryl Hart and Edward Underwood, Bloomsbury

Edwards illustrations are lovely and fun and the text placement adds to the geometric gags.

Bears Love Squares by Caryl Hart and Edward Underwood Bloomsbury
Bears Love Squares by Caryl Hart and Edward Underwood, Bloomsbury

Caryl have cleverly woven facts about shapes into this book so that the learning is secondary to the fun story of friendship.

Bears Love Squares by Caryl Hart and Edward Underwood Bloomsbury Rectangles Racoon
Bears Love Squares by Caryl Hart and Edward Underwood, Bloomsbury

Little E loves books about shapes (see Shape Trilogy) and was willing Raccoon on to help Bear see the beauty of all the other shapes too. The ending is delightful and has a lovely message about seeing the world from another perspective whilst staying true to yourself.


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Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication date: 9 July 2020
ISBN: 978-1408891223

 

I am very grateful to the publisher for letting me read this book via Net Galley. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.

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      1. Sorry! Adding to your picture book wish list! They are both lovely – so clever and fun and both have good storylines in their own right, not just shapes/maths facts. Enjoy 😊

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