Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes

By Roseanne Greenfield Thong • Illustrated by John Parra
Chronicle • 2013 • 40 pages
Hardcover ($16.99)
ISBN: 9781452106168
Ages 4-7

In this vibrant and engaging book, children will read about the Hispanic influence on the world that surrounds them as they learn about the shapes of everyday items such as squares that are ventanas (windows), triangles that are crunchy chips for guacamole, and circles that double as campanas (bells).

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The interesting rhyming text focuses on Latino culture throughout, and Parra’s colorful full-page illustrations will certainly catch the eye of a young child. Best of all, included at the end of the book is a handy glossary with definitions of all the Spanish words used in the text.

Reviewed by Beth Rotella, Teacher, New York