The Shapes That Tried to Escape
Author John McCoy and illustrator Anna Williams created their company Scotland & Anna Publishing to create fun, educational and colorful stories that come to life for young readers and grown-ups alike.
John came up with the concept of “The Shapes that tried to escape” during afternoon play time with his two girls Scotland (5) and Quinn (2). They were playing with a set of plastic shapes that kept slipping under the couch. John laughed, saying they were trying to escape. He started to tell the story about how these shapes could escape and what type of fun they would get into when he realized the idea for his first story with the Triangle, the Square, the Circle and the Rectangle.