Meet New York Times bestselling authors Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen and hear about their new book, “Square,” the beguiling second entry in the innovative shape trilogy. With their trademark understatement and simplicity, two of today’s most talented picture book creators emphasize the importance of keeping your eyes – and your mind – open to finding wonder where others see only rubble and rocks.
Q&A and book signing will follow presentation. Books will be available for purchase at event. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries.
This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground and bringing them to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square’s friend, Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really? With the second story in a trilogy of tales about some seriously strange and silly shapes, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen nudge readers toward a more well-rounded way of looking at things. Understated as ever and striking in its simplicity, this funny, thoughtful offering from two of today’s most talented picture-book creators emphasizes the importance of keeping your eyes — and your mind — open to wonder where others see only rubble and rocks.