Browne, Anthony. Frida and Bear play the shape game! Illustrated by Hanne Bartholin and Anthony Browne. Candlewick Press, 2016. Unpaged. $15.99. ISBN 9780763678371. Ages 4-7. P7Q7
Frida the elephant and Bear enjoy drawing together. When Bear cannot think of anything new to draw, he and Frida come up with the shape game: one draws a shape and the other turns it into a picture. The story itself is rather thin, but as an introduction to a fun drawing game, this is excellent. Illustrations from two artists highlight the difference between the drawings of the two characters.
Verdict: Give this to your favorite art teacher or share it with children on a rainy Sunday. Recommended for kindergarten, elementary and public libraries.
November 2016 review by Jane Cothron.