Here we go…
Once upon a time there was a sensible straight line who was hopelessly in love with a beautiful dot. But the dot, though perfect in every way, only had eyes for a wild and unkempt squiggle. All of the line's romantic dreams were in vain, until he reimagines himself.
He reimagines himself a celebrated daredevil.
He reimagines himself as leader in world affairs.
He reimagines himself as a fearless law enforcement agent.
He reimagines himself as potent force in the world of art.
He reimagines himself as an international sportsman.
But he grows tired of the self deception. And then he discovers...angles!
Now, with newfound self-expression, he can be anything he wants to be--a square, a triangle, a parallelogram....And that's just the beginning!
He becomes mysterious, clever, dazzling.
He becomes profound, complex, erudite.
He becomes eloquent, versatile, and enigmatic.
And the dot starts to notice how he has changed.
The dot realizes that what she thought she had with the squiggle was freedom was actually something else. She sees the squiggle as untidy and graceless. She sees anarchy and sloth were there once was love.
She goes to be with the line.
"Do the one with all the funny curves again, honey," she cooes softly as they softly stroll away.
And they lived if not happy ever after at least reasonably.
This book is a gem. Norton Jester has won the Caldecott Medal. This story is hilarious and his others books are definitely going to make you smile! Check your local bookstore to pick it up.