Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes

A book cover with two children cooking tortillas.

Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes (2013)
Author: Roseanne Thong, Illustrator: John Parra
Publisher: Chronicle Books, Age: 2 to 5

Children discover a world of shapes all around them: Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, this playful concept book will reinforce the shapes found in every child's day!

"A perfect choice for the very youngest audiences."—School Library Journal Extra Helping

"Take a tour of Latino culture and learn about shapes at the same time."—Library Media Connection

"Poetic ode to shapes."—Publishers Weekly

"...a refreshing take on the common concept picture book about shapes"—Gayathri, The Picture Book Lab

Notable Children's Book: Nominee, ALA
Américas Book Award, Commended Title, CLASP
International Latino Book Awards: Best Educational Children’s Picture Book, Latino Literary Now
2013-14 Macy's Multicultural Collection of Children's Literature
Bank Street Book Committee's Best Books of the Year for Children
2013-14 STEAM Multicultural Booklist
Texas 2x2 Reading List
"Starred Review" - School Library Journal
PBS SoCal Favorite Kids Books 2022

ORDER: Amazon, Bookshop, B&N, Indiebound
Scholastic (English/Spanish Text)

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