Bees, Snails, and Peacock Tails: Patterns and Shapes...Naturally

Bees, Snails, and Peacock Tails: Patterns and Shapes...Naturally


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Come explore the hidden shapes and patterns in nature. The peacock's flashy tail is a masterpiece of color and shape. A buzzing beehive is built of tiny hexagons. Even a snake's skin is patterned with diamonds.
Poet Betsy Franco and Caldecott Honor winner Steve Jenkins bring geometry to life in this lively, lyrical look at the shapes and patterns that can be found in the most unexpected places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416903864
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 08/26/2008
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 588,611
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: AD1080L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Betsy Franco is the author of numerous books for children, including Counting Our Way to the 100th Day! and Mathematickles!, both illustrated by Steven Salerno; and Birdsongs, illustrated by Steve Jenkins. She and her husband live in Palo Alto, California. They have three sons — two actors and a sculptor. Visit Betsy's website at

Steven Jenkins’s many celebrated children’s books, include Can An Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart, Hello Baby! by Mem Fox, Mama Built a Little Nest and Mama Dug a Little Den by Jennifer Ward, and the 2003 Caldecott Honor recipient, What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Visit him at

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Bees, Snails, and Peacock Tails: Patterns and Shapes...Naturally 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jcloke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Bees, snails & Peacock Tails" is a book I had looked forward to reading. I have always been looking for books to assist me in teaching shapes and patterns. I was a little dissapointed as the shapes were very difficult for the kids to discern and the patterns were very repetative. I liked the rhyming sheme, but I found the words quite intermediate considering shapes and patterns were the focus.