Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres

by Tana Hoban

Wooden alphabet blocks. A Halloween witches’ hat. A ship’s smokestacks.... read more

Wooden alphabet blocks. A Halloween witches’ hat. A ship’s smokestacks. A bubble from a child’s wand. This wordless book depicts the four geometric shapes in the title with a series of full-page, full-color photographs featuring mostly everyday objects and activities. The fun comes not just in identifying the shapes but also in discovering what some of the photographs reveal with a bit of study. Is the top of that light pole with the sphere-shaped bulbs a cylinder? How many of the shapes can you find in that photograph of the castle? (Ages 5-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001

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