Published by Oxford University Press, 2020.
The Perfect Fit is a lovely picture book about belonging and individuality. Triangle is trying to fit in. She plays with each group of shapes in turn but always feels self-conscious about being different. She worries that she’s spoiling the fun. Even though the other shapes try to reassure her, she leaves each group, on a quest to find somewhere that she fits perfectly. Yet when she does find the other triangles, she misses the fun she had with the other shapes. Finally she realises that she doesn’t have to be the same as everyone else to have fun.
The book’s bold and brightly coloured design is really striking. My son and I love the illustrations and all the imaginative ways that the shapes play together, joining to make different things – from ice creams to diving boards, swings and sail boats.
The book provides so many lovely opportunities to reinforce learning about colours, shapes and patterns. The final spread, where the shapes are all playing together, is a glorious double page of tessellation.
Suitable for children aged 3+
Thank you to Oxford University Press for sending me this book to review.