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The Shapeless Shape
The Shapeless Shape

The Shapeless Shape

By Victor Saad, By David Kelley, Illustrated by Edu Vea



32 Pages, 9.25 x 9.5

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: February 2018

ISBN 9780989223058

Rights: US & CA

Experience Institute (Feb 2018)

Price: $16.95


This book is a simple story about a world of shapes where circles, squares, and rectangles go to school to learn what they can become. But there is one shape — a shapeless shape — that just doesn't fit. It is the story of the shapeless shape's journey, and the struggle we all experience: the challenge of finding a place in the world where our creativity, talents, and label-defying individuality can shine. The shapeless shape character defies categories and labels, inviting readers to wonder: What is that shape anyway? What do we call it? Does it have a gender? A pronoun? The book uses shapelessness to explore the challenges and opportunities that come with being different. Young audiences will have fun hunting for familiar shapes in the book's playful illustrations.

Author Biography

Victor Saad is an author, educator, community builder, TEDx speaker, and founder of The Experience Institute, an organization helping college students and career professionals learn and grow through short-term, real-world experiences. In 2015, he was inducted into Forbes 30 Under 30 in the field of education. He lives in Chicago. David Kelley is the founder and chair of IDEO which has created many icons of the digital generation. He is the recipient of the Edison Achievement Award for Innovation, as well as the Chrysler Design Award and National Design Award in Product Design from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He lives in Palo Alto, California. Edu Vea is an advertiser and the artist behind NosE. He enjoys lettering and calligraphy and believes there is art in every object. He lives in Chicago.