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What Could it Be?: Exploring the Imaginitive World of Shapes

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This concept book for kids is all about unleashing creativity, thinking outside the square and opening the mind to possibility! Part picture book, part artistic inspiration, What Could It Be? is an interactive adventure for pre-primary and primary school-aged children organised into paired double-page spreads. The first spread in each pair introduces a basic geometric shape (square, circle, triangle, etc.) and then opens the door for creative thinking by posing the question, ‘What else could it be?’ The following spread provides the answer, with the focus shape transformed into many objects in a glorious artwork. These pages provide a further interactive element as kids are encouraged to find specific objects and count the ‘hidden’ shapes. The reader is guided through the pages by the character of a young boy, who allows many aspects of his world to be ‘discovered’ via the detailed illustrations. The last page challenges kids to create their own illustrations inspired by a geometric shape.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 215 x 288 mm | 35 Colour Illustrations | 32 Pages |

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Sally Fawcett is a primary school teacher with a passion for art, creative writing and education. Her three children are a constant source of inspiration for ideas, and have triggered many of her writing and illustrating adventures. Sally’s motivation for creating picture books is to engage adults and children in a shared experience that will hopefully foster a life-long love of reading, creativity and tapping into the power of the imagination.

Educating Young People, March 2016
“This clever concept encourages full interaction which makes the text perfect for classroom read aloud, encouraging children to make connections with hidden shapes found in their environment”


School Librarian, December 2016
“the searching element is great for group discussion … contextualised fun”


School Days, September 2016
“An interesting concept interactive book designed to unleash children’s creativity”


Mummah, September 2016
“This concept book for kids is all about unleashing creativity, thinking outside the square and opening the mind to possibility!”


Kiss The Book, August 2016
“Ms. Fawcett explores the way different shapes make up our world.”


Foreword Reviews, Fall 2016
“If your children weren’t excited about geometry before, they will be after experiencing Sally Fawcett’s What Could it Be? Challenging young minds to think outside the box or square, art, nature, math, and creative thinking all converge as a spiderweb becomes a hexagon and the tip of a wooden spoon, covered in chocolate and ready to lick, becomes an oval. Starting with basic shape outlines, then progressing to more involved scenes, children are asked to find a variety of different colored shapes within a given setting, ranging from a cozy kitchen to snow-covered mountains and the sunny seaside. Little fingers will be itching to turn rectangles into rocket ships as children view the world around them in a whole new light.”


Batch of Books, July 2016
“This is an interactive picture book aimed at preschool age children. Kids learn about all kinds of shapes and where to find them in everyday life…I like the way it gets my kids involved in the story and hunting for shapes. “


Bree Waller, June 2016
“I used this amazing text as inspiration for my Junior Primary Digital Technologies classes today. All five classes were so engaged with the story and the cleverly crafted illustrations. It promoted a great deal of oral language about the endless possibilities of what the shapes could be and inspired some real creativity in my students. We used the 2Simple Software, to create our own graphic artworks using shapes. This text has endless possibilities for students of all ages. It is engaging, creative and inspiring.”


Mid West Book Review, June 2016
“Original, unique, as educational as it is entertaining, “What Could It Be?” is especially recommended for family, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections.”


Mum’s Delivery Magazine, June 2016
“Part picture book, part artistic inspiration, What Could It Be? is an interactive adventure for pre-primary and primary-school aged children.”


NC Teacher Stuff, May 2016
“Written by a teacher, this charming picture book is an interactive search for shapes in the real world … Sally Fawcett deserves a round (or square) of applause for this fine effort.”


Buzz Words Books, May 2016
“This is a lovely book for sharing between parents and children, or for older children to explore by themselves.”


Parents in Touch, May 2016
“There is so much to enjoy in this book – each time you re-read it, you will discover a new dimension. Stimulating and imaginative, as well as beautifully illustrated, it’s a superb way to get children thinking.”


Batch of Books
“Ultimately, I like the concept of What Could it Be? I like that it shows the shape first, then gives kids a chance to look and find real life examples of those shapes. I like the way it gets my kids involved in the story and hunting for shapes. I also like the activity idea at the end of the book.”

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