One More Try by Naomi Jones and James Jones

Publication Date: 5 May 2022

The Blurb

Circle loves the tower that the squares and hexagons have built and wants to make his own.

But circles, diamonds and triangles are pointier, rounder and much wobblier – making a tower is not as easy as it looks! The shapes try and try but their tower just keeps tumbling down. Can Circle persuade them to have just one more try?

The Review

A glorious celebration of individuality, inclusion, teamwork and resilience all wrapped up in a fabulously fun story that can be enjoyed again and again.

The wonderful world of shapes show how we all have things that we find easy and others that we find near impossible without patience, problem solving and people to support us. Vibrant illustrations bring the ideas circle comes up with, along with the frustrations and lightbulb moments to life.

Perfect for EYFS and KS1, this not only covers so many social and emotional skills that children are still learning and refining, it brings geometry to the fore, with properties of the shapes explored through the challenges they face, along with counting, maths symbols and a whole heap of ideas for learning through play and experimentation.

Perfect for fans of:

  • Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  • Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival
  • How Many Legs? by Kes Gray and Jim Field

Huge thanks to Oxford University Press for sending me a copy and inviting me to take part in the blog tour. Do make sure you check out all of the other stops.

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