Rectangle Time

By Pamela Paul

$17.99

Publication Date: February 16, 2021

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

Perfect for story time, New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul’s funny and charming story about books, pets, and reading together will enchant readers of all ages.

This spunky, self-assured cat has always loved Rectangle Time—when the boy and the man he lives with curl up with their rectangle and read aloud from it. The cat knows how helpful he is during Rectangle Time, of course—his presence is vital to the very ritual! But when the rectangle starts to get smaller, the stories start to get quieter, and worst of all, the boy no longer needs the cat’s “help,” the cat must find a way to reclaim his part in Rectangle Time, even if slightly different from before.

In this fun, funny, and ultimately sweet story about growing up, embracing change, and the ways we all can misread social cues, we see the power of stories to bring everyone together—there’s always room for everyone at story time.

About the Author

Pamela Paul (pamelapaul.com) is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and oversees books coverage at The New York Times. She is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast. She is the author of six books, including The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, Pornified, Parenting, Inc., By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review, My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, and How to Raise a Reader, co-written with Maria Russo. Paul has been a contributor to TIME magazine and The Economist, and a columnist for The New York Times Sunday Styles section and Worth magazine. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and other publications. You can follow Pamela Paul on Twitter @pamelapaulnyt.

Author Residence: New York, NY

Becky Cameron (beckycameron.co.uk) is an author and illustrator from sunny Sheffield in the UK. She graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a first class degree in graphic design and illustration before completing an MA in children's book illustration with distinction at the prestigious Cambridge School of Art. She now works from her little home studio in Oxfordshire where she lives with her husband and their cat Kiki. You can follow Becky Cameron on Instagram @doodleyboo.

Illustrator Residence: Sheffield, UK

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Philomel Books

ISBN: 9780593115114

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