Pitter Pattern (Hardcover)
Patterns are everywhere! How many can you find?
This gorgeously illustrated book from Joyce Hesselberth, the creator of the acclaimed Mapping Sam, expertly introduces readers to basic patterns in nature, music, sports, art, language, and math. Pitter Pattern is an exceptional mix of fiction and nonfiction perfect for home as well as classroom sharing. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.
Pitter, pitter, pat! Pitter, pitter, pat! Hey, it’s a pitter, pitter, pattern!
Lu and her friends love spotting patterns in their daily activities. Lu learns that patterns can be found at soccer practice, during her piano lessons, in dance class, at snack time, and even at the park! How many patterns can you spot as Lu goes about her week?
Patterns are an important building block of preschool and early elementary education, and Pitter Pattern includes examples of patterns found in music, weather, time, play, shapes, nature, math, and language. The accessible and playful illustrations feature additional patterns for engaged readers to discover. An expert blend of fiction and nonfiction, this beautiful and innovative character-driven picture book is an ideal read-aloud for classrooms, family story times, and for fans of Hervé Tullet, Lois Ehlert, Steve Jenkins, and Joyce Sidman. Includes backmatter about the patterns in the book.
“The puzzle-like spreads invite readers to consider what type of patterns appear on each page and then to anticipate an element and fill in what comes next.” — Booklist
“Geometric illustrations are chock full of patterns to spot . . . There's lots to discover.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Hesselberth incorporates auditory and visual patterns into her pithy text and mixed-media pictures.” — Publishers Weekly
“An exploration of patterns that are easily observable in the natural and manmade world . . . A strong choice for group sharing.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“In this concept book, Hesselberth follows Lu and her family through a week where each day is full of patterns . . . A picture book that invites discovery, inside and outside the pages.” — Horn Book Magazine