Triangle by Mac Barnett – Book Review

Triangle by Mac Barnett – Book Review

Triangle by Mac Barnett


Author – Mac Barnett
Illustrator – Jon Klassen
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 48
Release Date – 16th March 2017
ISBN-13 – 978-1406376678
Format – hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
I received a free copy of this book
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New Synopsis Triangle

From the award-winning team behind Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and illustrated by Jon Klassen, the Kate Greenaway-winning creator of This Is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat Back, comes the first tale in an exciting new trilogy.

Meet Triangle. He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks… Visually stunning and full of wry humour, here is a perfectly-paced treat that flips the traditional concept book, and approaches it from a whole new angle.

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Triangle lives in a triangle house, with a triangular door, in a neighbourhood full of triangle. One day he decides that he wants to play a sneaky trick on Square. So off he goes to Square’s house. It’s a long walk to his house, past lots of shapes, and non-shapes, until he reach’s Square’s house, with his square door, living in the square neighbourhood.

But who will have the last laugh? Will it be Triangle with his sneaky trick, or will Square get him back?

If you are familiar with, and enjoy the works by Jon Klassen, then you will love this book by Mac Barnett, which has been illustrated by Jon.

This is not your conventional children’s book, with their bright colours that fill the pages. This book has dark illustrations, sometimes with not much going on. They are also drawn on a cream background, rather than white, or a bright colour.

Mac Barnett has written a fun, interesting, yet basic story of a shape, living in a place that is filled with the same shapes, having fun with another shape from another village. There isn’t much more to it, but it is told in a way that grabs your attention, and makes you intrigued.

Triangle is a fab hardback book that will capture children’s imaginations and keep them amused throughout.

Book Reviewed by Stacey

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New About the Author

Mac Barnett Triangle

Mac is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 24 books for children, including two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, which also won the E.B White Read-Aloud Award, and Extra Yarn, which won both the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award.

His picture books Leo: A Ghost Story and The Skunk, illustrated by Patrick McDonnell, were named two of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2015 by The New York Times. Mac writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels and, with Jory John, The Terrible Two series. He lives in Berkeley.

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