What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Jon Klassen

h1 June 15th, 2018 by jules


This guy. He’s got a bad case of impostor syndrome (or does he?) in Mac Barnett’s and Jon Klassen’s newest book in the Shape trilogy, Square (Candlewick, May 2018).

I set out at Kirkus last week to write (here) about how much I like this book, but I ended up rambling about children’s books and intent and reading and pranksters and mischief instead. But today here at 7-Imp, I do have two spreads from the book. They are below. To read more about Square, you can read the Kirkus review.

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Today over at Kirkus, I write about Michael Ian Black’s and Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s I’m Sad. That is here.


“Every day, Square goes down into his cave
and takes a block from the pile below the ground.”

(Click to enlarge spread)


“One day while Square was doing his work,
Circle floated by.”

(Click to enlarge spread)


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SQUARE. Text copyright © 2018 by Mac Barnett. Illustrations copyright © 2018 by Jon Klassen. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press.

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