Pattern Bugs

From the Series Math Is Fun!

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Patterns are found in math, reading, science, music, art, dance, and poetry—and in the world all around us. They are also found in this delightful book written by educator Trudy Harris. Children will love the humor and predictability of this story, and teachers and parents alike will appreciate the pattern hunt that will send kids back into the book looking for more patterns again and again.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2001
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2001-08-01
Text Type Informational Fiction
Dewey 152.14'23
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 9
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 57459
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Author: Trudy Harris

Trudy Harris writes books that both educate and entertain. She has written a number of successful math concept books, including: Pattern Bugs, 20 Hungry Piggies, Jenny Found a Penny, The Clock Struck One, and Tally Cat Keeps Track. Trudy loves reading picture books to her grandchildren and to her elementary students in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Illustrator: Anne Canevari Green


The Horn Book Guide

“Harris’s rhythmic, loosely rhyming text describes how seven insects move through a backyard garden. . . [T]his book cleverly elucidates its concept via verbal and pictorial patterns. In each two-page cartoon illustration, every element, from the decorative frame to the background characters, shares the same pattern (AB, ABB, etc.). An endnote provides further explanation.”
The Horn Book Guide

School Library Journal

“Here is an intelligent math tool that can be used by an individual child or with groups. . . By using the sounds in the poems, the details of the pictures, and the various blocks of color that frame the initial spread, children can find and identify repetitive patterns. . . An excellent way to prove to reluctant readers that books can be lots of fun.”
School Library Journal