2023 September Featured Book: Ages 1-2

Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes  by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

“Round are tortillas and tacos, too. Round is a pot of abuela’s stew. I can name more round things. Can you?”

Let these colorful, rhyming pages inspire you to find shapes everywhere.

Developmental Markers:

  • Beginning to vocalize words from his/her home language.


  • Enjoy listening to the book read aloud here with trumpets playing lively mariachi music in the background—just like those in the book.  
  • Pause on each page to seek and find the all the named objects in the pictures. Allow enough time for your child to discover other objects that are the same shape.  Say the names of the objects in both English and Spanish. (If you are unfamiliar with any of the Spanish words, check the glossary in the back of the book).
  • Go on your own “shape hunts” as you go about your day—in rooms of your home, as you wait at the doctor’s office, play at the park, or drive in the car.
  • How many different shapes can you eat? Triangle slices of quesadillas and pizzas…square or rectangle crackers… oval grapes… round slices of cucumber….  If you want to encourage your child to be bilingual, find the Spanish names for some of the foods too.


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