Meet Triangle. He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks. . . . With this first tale in a new trilogy, partners in crime Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen will have readers wondering just who they can trust in a richly imagined world of shapes. Visually stunning and full of wry humor, here is a perfectly paced treat that could come only from the minds of two of today’s most irreverent — and talented — picture book creators.
Jon Klassen is an illustrator, designer, and concept artist hailing from Ontario, Canada. He attended Sheridan College, and is currently based in Los Angeles. Klassen has worked on a number of high profile film and animation projects, including the U2 music video “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight,” Henry Selick’s Coraline, and a TV spot for BBC’s coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. His recent work on the children’s book Cats’ Night Out won the Canada Council for the Arts Governor General’s Awards for English Language Children’s Illustration.