Fitting In

Sky Pony. Sept. 2022. 44p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781510772106.
PreS–A book about a square who doesn’t feel as if they fit into a world of circles. In a universe of happy circles, a square child is born to one couple, and they add extra padding to make Square a circle. Square still feels left out. Eventually, Square finds that almost every circle is really a different shape underneath and that thanks to Square, all of them can finally admit it. They become a community that welcomes all shapes, and everyone fits in. The illustrations are brightly colored and emotive, making the shapes easy to relate to despite not being human. The circles are a cool blue while Square is a warm red, a color choice that makes the “problem” even more obvious. This book would be a great addition to any SEL collection, as readers follow Square’s journey from feeling different to a community that accepts them for who they are.
VERDICT Readers feeling like they don’t fit in will connect strongly with Square; teachers and students alike will find Square’s journey endearing and enjoyable.

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