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Think Shapes!, by Karen S. Robbins | Book Series Review

Review sponsored by Schiffer Publishing
The Children’s Book Review | December 18, 2017

Think-Shapes-CoversThink Shapes! Series

Written by Karen S. Robbins

Illustrated by Brenda McCallum

Age Range: 0-3

Board Books: 24 pages each

Publisher: Schiffer Kids (2017)

ISBN: 978-1-944995-25-6

What to expect: Basic Concepts, Colors, Counting, Shapes, Lift-the-Flaps

This interactive, colorful, and engaging board book series is designed to introduce basic concepts to wee ones.

Three separate books filled with engaging, colorful images each focus on a specific shape: Think Triangles!, Think Squares!, and Think Circles! Each book has double-page spreads with lift-able flaps that show a number of die-cut spaces in the book’s designated shape (triangle, square, or circle). Readers are asked:

“1 Striped Triangle: What could it be? Think: Then lift the flap to see!”


“3 Flying Squares: What can they be? Think: Then lift the flap to see!”


Small hands can then lift the sturdy flap to see if they have guessed correctly. All of the discoveries are kid-centric and familiar images that peek out from the die-cut holes with just enough color and design to make the reader “think.” Illustrated in warm, bright colors, kids will discover things like one warm square waffle, seven juicy and circular oranges, and nine cold triangular ice cream cones.

The repetitive text will easily capture the reader’s attention, and help them catch on to the playful learning experience quickly. The modern and crisp design and layout is uniform across all three books. So no matter which of these three books is picked up first, kids will know exactly how to read and play along with the following two books.

If you’re looking for a stimulating and enjoyable reading experience that will stretch the brain muscles and prime your precocious toddler, this is the next book series for you.

Think Circles! Available Here: 

Think Triangles! Available Here: 

Think Squares! Available Here: 

About the Author

Karen S. Robbins

Karen S. Robbins

Former Romper Room teacher Karen Robbins is an award-winning children’s author, book/toy designer, and educator who specializes in the young child. She has a master’s degree in education and lives in Gig Harbor, Washington.

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