Thursday, January 27, 2022

Review - Circle Round

Circle Round

by Anne Sibley O'Brien
illustrated by Hanna Cha
Date: 2021
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

From one child to ten, hands are extended in an ongoing invitation to welcome all kids into a circle of inclusion, friendship, and play.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is basically a counting book, with various round objects (everything from bike wheels to soap bubbles to cookies) highlighted by each child that's added to the mix.

The mixed-media illustrations are nice. A group of diverse children is represented here. The theme of inclusion and friendship is perhaps a little stronger than the circle theme (I wasn't loving some of the verbs accompanying the various round items; some seemed a stretch).

Overall, this is a nice picture book that celebrates friendship and diversity while also showing various round objects for readers to count.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3 out of 5

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