The Greedy Triangle

Author/Illustrator: Marilyn Burns / Gordon Silveria
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 1995
Genre: Fiction, Picture Book
Audience: Gr. K-3

Overview: A triangle not satisfied with his shape goes to a shape sifter for more lines and angles. He thinks the more angles the better until he no longer knows which side is up.

Activity: Use this book to teach the students about the names of the different shapes and identify them. They also learn that shapes are all around us. The class then becomes shape detectives, make detective hats, and take clipboards to find the newly learned shapes around the school. Documenting them using tally marks.

Reviewer’s Name: Nina Penman