Pick a Circle, Gather Squares

A Fall Harvest of Shapes

Fall is here, with all its wonderful visual delights—not just colors, but shapes! This clever concept book follows a family on a trip to a pumpkin patch and invites children to pick out shapes from the seasonal scenery—apple bushel circles, square hay bales, diamond kites in the autumn sky! Felicia Sanzari Chernesky’s sweet verses are perfectly complemented by Susan Swan’s gorgeous collage-inspired art.

  • 9780807565391
  • May 2015

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  • Chicken wire hexagons, a triangular slice of apple pie, and scarecrows dressed in polka dots and plaid add to the homey, down-on-the-farm mood, and Chernesky’s bubbly rhymes keep the story moving swiftly.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • The rhyme scheme flows smoothly and would be great fun as a read-aloud. The cut-paper collages are a standout, rich in texture, and with a vibrant seasonal palette.

    - School Library Journal

  • A father-daughter-son trip to the pumpkin patch is an opportunity to point out shapes while enjoying the sights and tastes of the season.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • This book would be useful for making connections to mathematics and science lessons for the very youngest learners.

    - Science Book and Films


Susan Swan

Common Core

RL.K-3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 RF.K.2a M.K.G.1,2


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 1.7