Look Out For the Big Circle!

Angela Ferrari has a great imagination, and we are lucky that she puts that to work for children. Her new book, The Shape Escape, is just one of many examples of that amazing imagination.

In Shape Valley, characters of all kinds of shapes and sizes live in harmony until a big Circle arrives and begins knocking over other shapes. I don’t want to give away the entire story, but I will say that tiny Triangle is a very big star.

Angela is not only a great story teller, she is a wonderful artist whose book illustrations are superb and very entertaining.

This book is now waiting on a shelf in our house, for the next visit of our two young granddaughters. They are going to love it as much as grampy did.

Angela is a talented story teller and artist with her own website called Story Spectacular.  You can access her children’s podcasts at www.storyspectacular.com.

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.