Sunday, September 23, 2018

It Takes All Kinds! Box Meets Circle by Aaron Hartline

"Hello! I am Circle!

We should do something together.

Let's JUMP!

Easy for him to say! Circle is sunny and bouncy, and jumping is no trick for him. He boing-boings all around his new acquaintance, BOX.

That's just the way he ROLLS!

BOX, on the other hand, brings a lot of angles to the situation--lots of them, actually, if you're counting. But when he tries jumping, he falls flat! OUCH!

So BOX points out that he's got plenty of potential for sitting. He has six surfaces to sit on. And, Hey! SITTING can be fun, too!



Circle gives it a try. He fails. No matter how he comes down, he can't stay put! So he gives the situation some study, and gets an idea.

He tries sitting ON BOX. BOX IS a good platform for jumping!

Where there's a will there's a way, and BOX and Circle find a way to play after all, in Aaron Hartline's simple little fable of resolving differences, Box Meets Circle: Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase (Disney Pixar Studios, 2018). Disney artist Aaron Hartline shows that he can create a character with only a few minimalist (but expressive) lines, another odd couple of friends who make a way to be bridge the gap.

Pair this one with Morag Hood's Carrot and Pea: An Unlikely Friendship (review here) or Laura Vaccaro's Dog and Bear: Two's Company (Dog and Bear Series). (review here).

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