Hello--can I play with you? For a child, the entire world hangs on the answer to that question. But what happens if the response is NO ? Lonely Little Smudge is searching everywhere for a friend--and when it sees a group of shapes playing together it thinks the wish has come true. But the colorful squares, triangles, diamonds, and circles all think Smudge is just too different…until it shows them all the amazing shapes it can form, and how magical its difference can be. With bold, bright, and always surprising images--which range from abstract to cubist--this very special picture book not only celebrates the power of the individual but provides an appealing introduction to modern art.