Which One Doesn’t Belong: Playing with Shapes by Christopher Danielson. PICTURE BOOK. Charlesbridge, 2019. $16. 9781580899444
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW
This book features pages with four shapes and the simple questions of which shape doesn’t belong and why. It provides an example at the beginning with lots of interesting perspectives. It asks readers to be creative and think outside of the box. The pages seem to get more challenging as the book goes on and will require even more creative thinking.
Don’t get me wrong, this book requires some excellent thinking skills. That being said, its boring. I think most students would rather solve who do-its, riddles, and puzzles. I can see a teacher using this book selectively as a challenge at the start of a shape lesson, but as a whole I think a student would read this book and feel like they were doing homework.
Reviewer: Stephanie MLS & Author.