Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes

  • Title: Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes
  • Author: Roseanne Thong Grace Lin
  • ISBN: 9780811826761
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Round is a Mooncake A Book of Shapes A little girl s neighborhood becomes a discovery ground of things round square and rectangular Many of the objects are Asian in origin other universal round rice bowls and a found pebble square dim
    A little girl s neighborhood becomes a discovery ground of things round, square and rectangular Many of the objects are Asian in origin, other universal round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and pizza boxes, rectangular Chinese lace and very special pencil case Bright art accompanies this lively introduction to shapes and short glossary explains the culturA little girl s neighborhood becomes a discovery ground of things round, square and rectangular Many of the objects are Asian in origin, other universal round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and pizza boxes, rectangular Chinese lace and very special pencil case Bright art accompanies this lively introduction to shapes and short glossary explains the cultural significance of the objects featured in the book Perfect for read alouds or one on one sharing.

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    About Roseanne Thong Grace Lin


    1. Also writes as Roseanne Greenfield Thong.


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    1. Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thing and illustrated by Grace Lin tells the story of a little girl sharing the shapes of things in her home and neighborhood. As she does so she shares the many things from her Chinese heritage that represent shapes in her life. The illustrations are beautiful and colorful cartoons depicting the girl, her family, and the various objects that surround her daily life. Most of the objects and even the sky have a texture and designed painted onto th [...]

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    2. A book of shapes: round, square, and rectangle. She names several shapes and objects that are that shape. Asks the reader to name more.

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    3. A great intro to Chinese cultural objects for kids! Beautiful illustrations!ChinaShapes

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    4. I think this was cute- it's a shape book, sure, but it's fully, unapologetically about a little girl's Chinese-American culture, too. I thought it was a great book for teaching two things at once.

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    5. Great book for storytime which provides lessons in shapes and culture.

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    6. Pretty cute book of shapes that shares examples from Chinese culture. I would have liked it more but some of the text felt clunky and I was seriously confused about the decision to exclude triangles.

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    7. A cute find the shape in the picture book with sing song lyrics to match. This book moved right along through circles, squares and rectangles in the daily life of a little girl. Preschool and up for length and concept.

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    8. A nice picture book for kids who have graduated from board books but are still looking for a work that is interactive and teaches about shapes.

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    9. Wonderful picture book to introduce the idea of shapes to toddlers. Teaches children to seek and recognize shapes in everyday objects. Recommended for ages 2-6. “Round Is a Mooncake” is a delightful picture book that teaches the math concept of shapes and the visual and intellectual skills to recognize shapes everywhere. Preschoolers will love to listen to the lyrical, narrative rhyme, so important in early literacy skills. Early elementary students find the rhyming scheme helpful in decodin [...]

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    10. This story describes the life of an Asian-American girl (who is unnamed) by showing the reader things in her home & neighborhood that are unique to her Chinese culture. I know that the girl lives in America because some of the signs in her neighborhood are in English, her family eats pepperoni pizza & the houses are American-style. This book is also a shape book–the shapes are from objects commonly found in Chinese households (round lanterns, square radish cakes). But there are a few A [...]

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    11. What a great way to show the young ones who are not familiar with other cultures than to read this book. Not only does it teach us about a different culture but it also teaches us about different shapes.

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    12. Comments on the Story:This story is unique because it combines two learning genres, an introduction to shapes and an introduction to a unique culture. Thus, the story could be useful for explaining to children what some of the different words meant and could be used with cultural diversity activities or the focus of the book could be about shapes. I find this combination to be appealing because I think that we often think that introduction to shapes should just be about shapes and it is nice to [...]

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    13. (CIP) As a little girl discovers things round, square, and rectangular in her urban neighborhood, she is reminded of her Chinese American culture.(Claudia) Short rhymes name many things round, square, and rectangular: lanterns, rice bowls, a name chop, tofu cakes, sacks of rice, lucky money all from the Chinese-America home and neighborhood of the little girl telling the story. Attractive double-page paintings do a thorough job of introducing us to all those variously shaped things, as well as t [...]

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    14. Children's MulticulturalRoseanne Thong. Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes (200). This is a rhyming picture book about a little Asian girl discovering things in her neighborhood that are round, square, and rectangle in shape. Many of the objects that she sees are of Asian origin, like round rice bowls, rectangle red envelopes, and rectangle rice sacks. She also sees objects that are more universal or American by nature, like round mouse eyes, square pizza boxes, and square kitten litter baske [...]

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    15. The illustrations are lovely. I appreciate that the story is embedded in Chinese culture -- especially in ways beyond obvious tokenizing singular foods, stuff like "Round is a pebble that I found / A bowl of goldfish that make no sound" (the picture shows the pebble in the goldfish bowl) with a backpage note "Goldfish: Symbolize wealth and chase away evil spirits" -- and also has stuff like pizza boxes because Chinese people do also engage with plenty of Western stuff.I was a little disappointed [...]

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    16. I viewed this book on Tumblebooks through Library of Virginia. I was especially interested in viewing Tumblebooks because I am interested in introducing my two year old niece to different reading mediums. I was also interested in the aspect of other cultures and introducing young readers to this important and wonderful aspect of literature. I really enjoyed the book, and the presentation of the book on the screen. The text is highlighted in portions as it is read, and does not linger long enough [...]

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    17. This is the book I chose for my multicultural book. Specifically the topic was Asian/Pacific. The little girl in the book is Asian and she starts to notice things in her town a little different from other people. She talks about the different shapes she sees in her town and the names of all of them. A lot of the objects names she points out are native to the Asian culture. Like rice dishes and rectangular Chinese lace. This book will give you a variety of different shapes, colors and vocabulary. [...]

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    18. This is a concept book in which readers would learn about how shapes like circles, squares, and rectangles take many forms in today’s world. The book is about a Chinese girl who discovers that shapes are everywhere if you are willing to look for them. The book has questions that ask the reader to identify other shapes from on each page. Teaching ideas:1) The teacher will instruct the students to draw three columns on their paper and label each one with circle, square, and rectangle. Have the s [...]

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    19. This book has some multicultural elements but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to start a multicultural discussion. The girl in the story is Asian and she is noticing the shapes around her. Square, round and rectangular are some of the shapes she mentions. Some of the shapes she sees are from Asian objects others are not. The illustrations in the book suggest that the story takes place in an Asian country and gives readers a glimpse of some of the objects used in the Asian culture. If a tea [...]

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    20. Personal Response: I love the bright splashes of color that fill the pages, and the unique way that the pictures appear zoomed in. The rhymes on every page are clever and come from a diverse perspective, which makes it a great choice for the classroom. I appreciated how authentic this book was, and it was helpful that it included a glossary of terms that not all American kids may understand. Purposes: - Ages 3-7 Read Aloud for Enrichment: - introduction of new vocabulary words (abacus, crickets, [...]

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    21. Thong, R. (2000). Round is a mooncake. San Francisco, California. Chronicle Books.This text celebrates some of the aspects of the Chinese culture using shapes to help label objects. The story of a Chinese girl and the shapes that she finds in her neighborhood will appeal to young children learning about shapes and older children curious about other cultures. The illustrations show a family that values their culture and traditions. The glossary at the end of the text helps the reader relate to th [...]

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    22. Round is mooncake is a book of shapes that all relate to things found in Asian culture. Round is a mooncake and rice bowl, square is tofu and dim sum, rectangle is inking stones and sacks of rice, among many more. This book uses items from a child's everyday environment to show them the variety of shapes in the world. This book could be used for math instruction as well as a culture exploration. Students could complete a family activity and find shapes in their homes. They could take pictures or [...]

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    23. Picture books are notorious for depicting shapes and vocabulary suitable for young children, but Thong and Lin's book goes beyond the suggested three to five age limit and presents a beautiful, multicultural experience in learning shapes and vocabulary.Many young children, and their parents, may ask, "what is a mooncake" to which the book cleverly answers in a short glossary as a "round cake with sweet fillings." Thong takes readers through three shapes: round/circle, square, and rectangle, whic [...]

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    24. Grade Level: PreKLexile: 110Main Character: Young Chinese GirlSetting: NeigborhoodPOV: 3rd PersonGenre: Realistic Fiction, Multicultural Literature-Summary: This story is about a young Chinese girl who goes around her neighborhood to find different shapes. Many of these shapes that she finds have Asian roots. She decides which shapes she thinks are circles and which shapes she thinks are rectangles. Some of the objects that she identifies are rice bowls, lace, and other Chinese objects. I would [...]

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    25. Round is a Mooncake by Roseanne Thong is a book for very young children who are learning their shapes. I enjoyed that the author integrated the shapes of things present in the Chinese culture as well as things in American culture. This book also had lots of rhyming, which would be good to use for the younger grades. I listened to this book read on the Tumble Books website. I enjoyed the voice of the reader as well as the moving illustrations. As he shapes were mentioned on each pages the object [...]

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    26. "A girl finds circles, square, rectangles in her everyday world. Some are culturally specific to her Chinese heritage -- round are rice bowls, square of her name chop, rectangle of abacus, and these are interspersed with the everyday -- mice and houses and pizza." - Robin, Youth LibrarianReserve a library copy or check out our free online read-along!

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    27. My favorite part of this book is the illustrations. Grace Lin has long been a favorite illustrator of mine and this book is no exception. The pictures are imbued with bright colors that readers are bound to notice and the cultural aspects are accurate and intriguing. This book looks at round, square, and rectangular things in the world around us, but it adds a nice little twist by focuses on things that have Chinese cultural significance. Things such as Dim Sum, name chops, abacus all come into [...]

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    28. Round is a Mooncake gives readers many different ways to conceptualize shapes. This story uses American and Chinese items that can be found in day to day life. Objects include a rice bowl, pizza box, etc. This story would be best for pre-k and kindergarten and after reading, students could think of or look for shapes in their own day to day lives. A scavenger hunt around the school would be fun as well. I love the multicultural aspect in this book and all of the possibilities that can be incorpo [...]

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    29. As the title states, this is a book about shapes and how everyday items are shaped like a circle, square, rectangle, etc. Students could identify shapes around the room using proper vocabulary to describe them (I see something that has no angles and one side, etc.) They could also be assgined a different shape each week adn as a show and tell, bring someting in from home that is of that shape. An inferring lesson could be used as there are some terms from Chinese culture are mentioned; what do y [...]

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    30. A little girl enjoys identifying various shapes (round, square, rectangular) in this lovely picture book filled with cultural elements. The gouache illustrations are lovely and enhance the rhyming text perfectly. This one would be an excellent introduction to basic shapes, especially since the shapes are fairly common but the objects presented many not be familiar to many students. The back matter explains the cultural significance of the objects mentioned in the book, which helps readers unders [...]

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