Kid’s Book Review: The Perfect Fit

Kid’s Book Review: The Perfect Fit

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

This picture book is an entertaining story, but it is also a great way to introduce shapes to young children. Created by wife and husband duo Naomi and James Jones clearly have a good sense of the kind of book kids enjoy reading! This brightly illustrated and fun story is published by Oxford University Press.

No matter how hard she tries, Triangle doesn’t roll like the circles, or stack like the squares…so she sets off to find friends that look exactly like her. But when she finds the other triangles, playtime isn’t as fun. She misses the shapes that roll and stack; she misses being different. So she starts a new quest, one that gets all of the different shapes playing and having fun together!

The Perfect Fit cover
Naomi and James Jones

Naomi Jones (née Cartwright) worked in children’s publishing for seven years – at Puffin, Orion, and most recently as rights manager at Hachette Children’s Group. As well as now being a full-time mum to her and James’ two young boys, she is as a freelance industry editor, and is also the children’s books reviewer for the popular blog Mini Travellers.

James Jones is an award-winning freelance Art Director and Designer working with publishers and clients all around the world. His  work has been recognised by AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), Type Directors Club, Design Observer and the ABCD (The Academy of British Cover Design) awards amongst others.Previously he was Art Director for Oneworld Publications, BBIA Independent Publisher of the Year, IPG Trade Publisher of the Year and Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2015 and 2016. Prior to that I worked at Vintage Books for Penguin Random House, and before that at Orion Publishing Group for Hachette where he met Naomi.

 

Book Review

Within a few days Ādam has been able to learn and recognise some new shape names which is fantastic.

Ādam loved this book and has asked to read it again. The colourful pictures with small amounts of written text was great for capturing Ādam’s attention and keeping him engaged. The speech bubbles were interesting and made the shapes come alive. Within a few days Ādam has been able to learn and recognise some new shape names which is fantastic.

Amazingly this book manages to incorporate shapes, colours and an underlying theme of appreciating and accepting differences between us. There is so much to learn from here. It was a good starting point for having a discussion around inclusivity within our family reading time.

This book will be suitable for a wide age range with even the youngest able to comprehend and gain from it as well as deeper meanings for the older child. All incorporated within a lovely story that is great for capturing the attention of the little ones.

 

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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Adam
  • Age: 2 years
  • Likes: eating fruit, jigsaw puzzles and visiting the park
  • Dislikes: helicopters and fireworks
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