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Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails

Patterns & Shapes . . . Naturally

Illustrated by Steve Jenkins
LIST PRICE $26.99

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.

Photograph by Rochael Soper

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 www.betsyfranco.com.

Photograph by Robin Page

Steven Jenkins’s many celebrated children’s books include Can an Aardvark Bark? and Fourteen Monkeys 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? by Robin Page. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Visit him at SteveJenkinsBooks.com.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
  • Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee (KS)

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