7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #525: Featuring Jon Klassen

h1 March 12th, 2017 by jules


I’ve got a BookPage review of the very funny Triangle, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick, March 2017). The review is over here at their site, if you want to read about it. And I’m following up with a couple of spreads from the book today. (They are below. Pictured above is the book’s cover, actually.)


“They were shapes with no names.”
(Click to enlarge spread)


“Square ran after Triangle, past small squares
and medium squares and big squares.”

(Click to enlarge spread)


TRIANGLE. Text copyright © 2017 by Mac Barnett. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Jon Klassen. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

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Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

* * * Jules’ Kicks * * *

I’m going to be brief today, as it’s my oldest daughter’s 13th birthday — and I’m going to get back to celebrating with her. I can’t believe she’s 13. She’s kind and funny and has a mind like a steel trap. I’m so glad to know her.

At the same time, I’m sad to hear of the passing of Laurina Cashin, friend and colleague. Below is a photo from 2012, when I first met her. She had such great passion for children’s literature. She will be missed.

5 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #525: Featuring Jon Klassen”

  1. How I love Jon Klassen. Thanks for sharing him today.
    Enjoy the day with your teen! Can you believe how fast she’s growi g up? I am sorry for the loss of your friend.
    This is not a kick but i received news that a former student, a 6th grader is gravely ill from the tumors in his head. He had this condition when at our school but I always thought he’d make it and grow up. Ugh, same age as oldest grandgirl.
    So my kicks are about loving and living each day. It was so cool to take oldest grandgirl to the symphony last night to see a young female cellist. She played on a almost 400 YO cello! And we witnessed the world premiere of a piece of music that a Portland composer wrote. Fabulous night.
    Have a great week.

  2. Good morning, Imps and shapes!

    Happy birthday, daughter of Jules! I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

    Jules: My thoughts with Laurina’s loved ones.

    Jone: My thoughts with your former student.

    My kicks from the past week:
    1) Feedback
    2) Nostalgia
    3) Inclusion
    4) Music
    5) Laughter
    6) Understanding
    7) Surely

  3. Happy birthday to your teenager Jules! Hope you have a great time celebrating. Very sorry for the loss of your friend.

    Jone – the symphony sounds like it was lovely. Sending good thoughts to your former student.

    LW – Laughter and music are always great kicks.

    My kicks this week:
    1) Major work win.
    2) Progress on another project.
    3) Lunch and a much needed catch-up with a friend.
    4) SUNSHINE!
    5) Finally saw Moana. I love musicals.
    6) Reading “Contents May Have Shifted” by Pam Houston.
    7) Daisy, for making me laugh daily.

    Have a great week Imps!

  4. Jone, I’m so sorry about your former student. Hear hear to loving and living each day, especially with 400-year-old cellos.

    LW: I’m gonna steal your last kick as a birthday wish for my now 13-year-old.

    Rachel: Sounds like a good week, and congrats on the work win!

    Have a good week, you all.

  5. LW…surely indeed and inclusion.
    Rachel: Congrats on the work win. I want to see Moana.
    Thanks, Jules.

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