• PERFECTLY SQUARE: A Fantasy Fable for All Ages (Color Edition)

This unique little book shows life confused, conflicted, and enriched by diversity. A fanciful world of "perfect squares" must cope with new rectangles, triangles, circles, "gons" and other weirdos, each with distinct personalities and predilections. In this quirky story and whimsical art, creativity and ”teamplay” do wonders. The deceptively simple, amusing fable appeals to many ages and backgrounds, while exemplifying human relations, change management, and teamwork success.

Because of its perennial and current relevance, the beloved book, first published in 1994, has been enhanced and reissued by Energion Publishing. The newest paperback and electronic versions maintain most of the classic black and white original, but with improved art in full color plus extensive, theme-clustered author questions at the end to spur thought and discussion for individuals and groups.

PERFECTLY SQUARE celebrates both diversity and unity. It reflects human issues through the clever tale of a uniform universe of "perfect squares" wittily disrupted by various geometric shape characters. The fun 66-pages of rich language and simple computer art should be savored again and again. PERFECTLY SQUARE is delightful to enjoy for pure pleasure, inspiring as a myth to ponder, and popular as a small gift for adults, teens, and older children.

Some may also use the book as a fascinating and powerful tool to explore a wide variety of human differences as positive gifts—from age, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, to personality, perspective, and politics. This fresh perspective can enhance all kinds of relationships—in work places, schools, religious or other organizations, or among family and friends.

The author has also designed PERFECTLY SQUARE-related seminars, “SELFSHAPES™” and “RELATIONSHAPES™”, and adapted short programs targeted for specific audiences (such as “Your Church Is NOT Perfectly Square!” or “Your Workplace Is NOT Perfectly Square!” or “Your Classroom Is NOT Perfectly Square!”) and created a script for delightful small-scale theatrical productions with a diversity of musical instruments reflecting the book’s shape characters. All have successfully premiered in Pensacola, FL.

Dr. Dolly Haik-Adams Berthelot is a human communication specialist and writer. Her University of Tennessee graduate studies, where she earned M.S. and Ed.D. Degrees, combined communication (writing, journalism, interpersonal communication, human relations, social and humanistic psychology, group dynamics) with curriculum and instruction (adult learning and instructional design). Her experience includes daily newspapers, magazines, books, teaching 7th-12th grades through university levels, research, business/organizational training and development, creative workshop development, seminar leadership, group facilitation, conflict management, diversity training, teambuilding, and more.

You can read more about Dr. Dolly Berthelot on her websites mineyourmemories1.com and drdollyb.com.


Book Data
LCCN 2017943425
Pages 66
ISBN10 1-63199-336-4
ISBN13 978-1-63199-336-7

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