Sweet Shapes: A Forest of Tasty Shapes

illus. by Juana Medina. 26p. Viking. Apr. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781101999820.
PreS-Gr 1—Medina creates a feast of sweet treats in the forest, from a rice treat wolf to a strawberry fox. Formatted like 1 Big Salad, this book emphasizes the shapes of various foods to create a host of wild animals. Each shape is named and highlighted along with the treat animals, including a circle, line, and even an arrow. Medina's art is created using the same digital tricks as her previous book, with the baked goods being credited as being in and around the area of Washington, DC. It wraps up with a simple recipe for creating chocolate-covered strawberries. The visuals of some treats are more successful than others, but they're all colorful and designed to attract attention. Pairing the two titles and ABC Pasta could lead to a delicious concept storytime.
VERDICT Buy where concept books are needed and where Medina's other titles are popular.

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