Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What Are Patterns? by Jane Brocket

Patterns are everywhere! There are patterns in nature and patterns in clothing; there are patterns on buildings and patterns in gardens. Patterns can be made up of lines or colours or shapes. They can be spotty, stripy, or swirly; they can be simple or complicated. Sometimes several different patterns can be combined together. How many patterns can you find?

This is a great book for young readers. The photographic pictures very clearly show how different patterns are found in many different places. It also does a really good job of showing how patterns exist for different reasons: for decoration, for order, for sorting, from the natural world. In addition to helping them understand more about the world, a book like this can jump-start a child's imagination; it's not hard to see a child reading this and then going exploring for patterns or including patterns in their own art.

Check out Jane Brocket's website.

I received an advance review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Lerner Publishing.

Find it at Amazon. 

Read it with:
Ruby, Violet, Lime: Looking for Color by Jane Brocket
Spiky, Slimy, Smooth: What is Texture? by Jane Brocket
Building Stories by Isabel Hill

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