A-B-A-B-A—a Book of Pattern Play
From the Series Math Is CATegorical ®
In this playful look at patterns, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable provide many examples of repeating sequences of shapes, colors, objects, and more. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series show how patterns can be found all around us. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make pattern practice fun!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Brian P. Cleary
Brian P. Cleary is an American humorist, poet, and author. He is best known for his books written for grade-school children that explore grammar, math and poetry in humorous ways. In his role in the digital division of American Greetings, he's put words in the mouths of Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera, William Shatner, Meghan Trainor and more. The multi-million selling author has performed poetry workshops in 500 elementary schools across the county. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Illustrator: Brian Gable
Brian Gable is the illustrator of many of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® books, as well as the Math Is CATegorical® series. Mr. Gable lives in Toronto, Canada.
- Science Books & Films Best Books
“Cleary’s zany cartoon cats, shown in Gable’s brightly colored illustrations, help define and categorize mathematical patterns. The book provides an entertaining starting point for kids learning about patterns; the rhyming text is snappy, but some of the examples aren’t clear.” —The Horn Book Guide
“This book can be used as a read-aloud, not just in math, but to teach the basics of poetry, art, and music. This is a great addition to any school library. Recommended.” —Library Media Connection
“As in earlier volumes in the series, Gable’s whimsical feline characters appear throughout, demonstrating patterns, such as boy-girl-boy-girl in a very long line for ice cream.” —School Library Journal
“Success is only around the corner if everyone would read his book of patterns. As Cleary says, ‘Knowing them will help you start a pattern of success!’” —Science Books & Films