A Shape Shifting Adventure

A Shape Shifting Adventure


Author: Daniel Frates | Illustrator: Jamie Meckel Tablason | Hardcover

There once was a line just hanging around in a banyan tree in Hawai’i. One day, bored with nothing to do, the line decided to explore the island. So she connected her two ends and became a circle.

As the circle rolled across the island, she changed shape while interacting with the outside world. It started when a pua’a stepped on her and turned her into an oval. Over the course of her adventure, she gets dropped, pulled, and carried across the island, transforming into different shapes along the way.

Kids will enjoy following this little line as she explores the world, reacting to various outside elements—a hungry pueo, curious ‘ohiki, and falling coconuts—that cuase her to transform into different shapes.

Not only will kids relate to how sometimes the world feels out of their control, but theyʻll see how change can be navigated and adapted to–and theyʻll have fun learning basic geometric shapes like the square, hexagon, octagon, and more!