JON KLASSEN (pictured) would rather draw shapes than people. That’s how Triangle, Square, and Circle came to be. Klassen named a book after each character. The three books make up the Shape Trilogy. Klassen worked on the books with author Mac Barnett. The newest, Circle, hits bookshelves in March.
Klassen says working on a book is like making up a game. “You need to figure out the rules of the game,” he told TFK. “And then you can play it.”