Testimonials from our global readers
Great book with a very good message! Simple and very well illustrated making it easy to understand.
There are times of deep solitude, and mostly it is the time when I realize I am the only one square among the world of circles. But after that time of darkness passes by, we often realize ones who looked like circles were also squares going through the darkness next to us.
There are times full of unanswered questions, where I have no choice but to go through a path that requires so much friction. But only after an endless series of struggles, we find ourselves knowing how to go through the path in a smoother way.
So these are the reasons we need to continue rolling today.
I love the graphics! Can a black & white picture book be captivating? Yet, this book is such a keeper to me because of the eye-catching graphics and also the simple story that contains such profound truths that even us as adults do sometimes forget. Great book with an important lesson to learn, a truth to remember, across the ages, even for pre-schoolers (and that is not easy to achieve). I can’t wait to be married and have kids so I can read with them!
Using simple but lively illustrations, the author conveyed an insightful message that we are able to achieve our goals when we know and accept ourselves just the way we are. My 3-year niece was captivated by the story and illustrations that she had me read to her more than 3 times in a day! An enjoyable read for both the young and old.
A light-hearted, feel-good story, with a big-hearted message – highly recommended and relevant for all ages and walks of life. I’ve shared this book with my colleagues at work, close friends and family members who loved the thoughtful illustrations and story. I had been working as a finance lawyer in a New York law firm for the past 6.5 years and it was a breath of fresh air for me, and offered a much needed respite from the daily grind. It reminded me that I too can find joy in charting my own journey in my own way, and that it was really “ok” to do so at my own pace. What a valuable message, housed in a lovely book that would be a great gift of encouragement for friends and family.
I was intrigued when I started the story… how was ‘Square’ going to roll?? What a lovely and simply told narrative that would inspire and motivate anyone to embrace their own special attributes and individuality! The message comes across in parts; when Square was discouraged by his attempts, then he started to discover his strengths and personality, then he started to apply these to make his goals attainable, which lead him to feel fulfilled in his growth and exploration and application! Young and old, the message applies to everyone who may feel pressured to fit a mold. I wholeheartedly recommend this to everyone!
I have read the book on the rolling square and loved the illustrations. The way of storytelling was inspiring. I am glad to see Dr. Hua Loon has initiated the publishing company and the website to make sure that more people from around the world can reach to the resources. Good luck to The Rolling Square team.
Insightful, encouraging and refreshing! It certainly challenged me to think outside the box (or circle in this case). A simple and honest story about finding yourself and having the right focus in life.
Brevity is an art; and ‘The Rolling Square’ story and illustrations attest to that fact. It gives a concise account of embracing and accepting oneself and others’ potential, as well as differences, in adapting and thriving in society.
This is a simple book with big lessons, which I initially thought was for children, but I was wrong. After my two kids finished with it, I myself was drawn to it too. It applies to everyone from all background and all age groups. The book is interesting, profound, inspiring and speaks directly to each of us. I liked the way it’s written and the graphics speaks magnitude too. This book is great to motivate teams, inspire self, teach the young and remind the old. Great job Hua Loon!
Enjoyable read with a simple and powerful message. I look forward to sharing this story with others in the future.
No book is worth reading except your own mind and no story is worth telling except your own experience. These are the reasons why I strongly believe that this book is such a precious gift to me and everybody. It is a reflection of life full of ups and downs and surprising turns, in which self-discovery and adjustment play an important role. Overcoming difficulties is building up strength for the upcoming exciting future and for sharing and helping others. The end of the story is just the beginning of many new journeys, which I look forward to reading more.
The most profound of life-lessons in a simple, yet powerful narrative.
This book is simple but meaningful! It helps the readers (especially kids) to realise that everyone is unique and has one’s own special merits.
Superb book and great for children and adults..
For preschooler children so that they can see that knowing their strengths and working on them will help develop who they are for the future.. And starting them young to that realisation and to hone it is a great step.
Even for me after reading it reminded me of this African proverb once shared,
‘If you want to go fast, go alone.
But if you want to go far, go together.’
Kudos to the author for such great n simple illustrations n storyline, definitely some great life lessons worth cherishing for the old and young! Great bedtime story not to mention..;)
Awesome book. It’s such simple and meaningful story, illustrated beautifully to provide a wonderful visual experience. My kids love it a lot and they keep turning the pages to read the story again and again. Also, the book teaches them the values that I am really happy of.
Simple yet profound message that you can just be yourself…everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses and reading the book helps you to uncover it and embrace your traits. Highly recommended!
Fascinating book indeed! I am really moved by the insights of the book.The book is really worthy of reading both for children and adults for moving forward in their life with whatever shortcoming they have.
Read to my 3 year old and he was engaged by the simple illustrations and insightful storyline. Though he may not yet grasp the intent of the story, he enjoyed it!
The Rolling Square is a charming little story – a reminder to all of us to treasure our individual uniqueness and to never give up on our dreams and desires. Written in a simple narrative, with equally simple but powerful illustrations, it is a book I would highly recommend to young and old alike. Yes, like the little square, we must all dare to break out of the confines that society has subconsciously placed on us, to discover our true worth.
Well done, Hua Loon!
I would encourage parents to get this book for their children and schools to get this into their libraries. Its simple yet powerful meaning and message is brought across attractively. Definitely must have!