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Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails

Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails

Patterns & Shapes . . . Naturally

Illustrated by: Steve Jenkins
For Ages: 3 - 7
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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.
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  • Margaret K. McElderry Books | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416903864 | 
  • August 2008 | 
  • Grades P - 2
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Betsy Franco
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Betsy Franco

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.

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