Triangle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen is the latest collaboration of this author and illustrator. For the purpose of the Canadian Book Challenge, I'm counting the book for Klassen being born in Niagara and now living in Winnipeg.
When I read books I often make connections that seem a bit out of left field. Triangle, the story of Triangle going across the landscape from the land of triangle shapes, to shapes with no names, to the land of squares, just to prank Square, is one of those books that I associate with a song — so much so that when I read the book to myself, I do so to the song.
It's the middle section that did it for me — the shapes without names (aka the rounded off rocks section). It reminds me of A Horse with No Name by America. The meter of the book isn't perfect but it's close enough to get the melody stuck in my head every single time I read the book or even think about it.