Triangle (The Shapes Trilogy)
“In another droll addition to their Shapes Trilogy, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen give us the story of Triangle.”
In another droll addition to their Shapes Trilogy, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen give us the story of Triangle. Triangle delights in playing a sneaky trick on Square:
"Triangle walked up to Square's door
and said 'HISS!' just like a snake.
Square was afraid of snakes.
‘Oh me oh my!' said Square.
‘Go away, you snake! Leave my door!'
‘HISS!' said Triangle. 'HISS! HISS! HISS!'
'Oh dear dear dear! said Square.
‘How many snakes are out there? Ten?
Ten million? Go away, snakes!'
Triangle could not hiss anymore.
He was laughing too hard."
Square is not amused when he finds out there aren't any snakes after all. It's just his friend Triangle. Will Square get back at Triangle? How?
Just as Triangle has run to Square's house, now it's Square's turn to run to Triangle's house. Once there, though, Square is too big to fit through Triangle's triangular door. Which turns out to be a sneaky trick itself.
"'It's too dark!' said Triangle. 'You're blocking my light!
Go away, you block! Leave my door!'
It was Square's turn to laugh.
'I know you are afraid of the dark. Now I have played a sneaky trick on you! You see, Triangle, that was my plan all along.'"
The last page shows Square lodged into the triangular door. Was this Square's plan or is he truly stuck? Who will get the last laugh on whom? The reader gets to decide, adding to the fun.