Rectangle started out as a gruff, wisened older and possibly a bit snobby, actor type, in my original shapes book idea. All the characters have sinced morphed, quite appealingly, into school children! I brought back a bit of the grumpy older man version of rectangle here for the small title page image. I picture him clearing his throat loudly and ruffling the newspaper indignantly. I was trying to get the angle right, so I drew a whole bunch. I think I went with the one on the far right. We'll see if he makes it into the book! My final deadline is Friday and I am quite exited to be close to the finish line! I think I first came up with this idea over 5 years ago, so it is a thrill to have it come to fruition!