My First Book of Patterns (Board book)
Phaidon Press, 9780714872490, 66pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2017
Have you learned your colors and shapes? Now it's time to learn patterns!
Stripes, polka dots, plaid, chevron, and more are featured in this first-ever patterns concept book that provides readers with the vocabulary to name what they see in the world around them. The ten most prevalent patterns are presented first as a single element (This is a circle ...), then as a pattern (... a lot of circles make polka dots!). Conceived by educators and illustrated in vivid candy-colored hues, this pitch-perfect introduction to patterns will engage the artistic, mathematical, and linguistic parts of every young child's mind.
About the Author
Bobby and June George are a husband-wife duo who founded and run South Dakota's first and only accredited Montessori School. They also run Montessorium, a Montessori app company, and have published four children's books to date.
Boyoun Kim is a Korean illustrator based in New York City. She studied illustration at School of Visual Arts in NY and her works have been selected by American Illustration, Communication Arts, CMYK, and many other magazines. Her clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Stella Magazine UK. This is her first children's book.
Praise For My First Book of Patterns…
"A sharply designed and very useful intro to shapes and patterns." —Starred Review Publishers Weekly
"Explore polka dots, plaid, stripes, chevron and more... This vivid, artistic introduction to patterns is the creation of two Montessori educators, Bobby and June George."—Baby London
"Stripes, polka dots, oral, chevron, and more!... Empower children with the knowledge to visually identify and label the things that make up their everyday lives... This pitch-perfect introduction to patterns will engage the artistic, mathematical, and linguistic parts of every young child's mind. The startlingly straightforward concept ensures that new vocabulary is never confusing while the page-turning reveal adds a great level of excitement!... Sure to become a beloved reference for mismatched, pattern-loving toddlers!"—TheBabyWebsite.com
"Conceived by educators and illustrated in vivid candy-colored hues, this pitch-perfect introduction to patterns will engage the artistic, mathematical, and linguistic parts of every young child's mind." —Publishers Weekly
"A clever presentation that blends early math and art skills."—Booklist Online
"...Beautifully designed and elegant... Takes patterns-and-shapes format to a whole new level. Its layout and use of colors is sleek and modern while still being wholly oriented to the child's experience... My First Book of Patterns is excellent in every way."—The Picture Book Review
"My first impression is that the book was bigger than I expected, it's a very good size. Board books are often small with very few pages and I can sometimes feel a bit ripped off with them but this one is more substantial. It measures just over 8" x 6" and is no way lacking in content as it features 66 pages... I have never seen a book dedicated to learning patterns before, there are a plethora of books dedicated to shapes so I really like how this book takes it one step further. My 3-year-old daughter loves it and it keeps her attention very well... It would also be great if you have children who vary in age as they could read it and learn together."—Wigan Mum blog
"A delight of a book... There are many board books on the market that look at shapes but this one gives children a far more complex and interesting introduction to these ideas, appealing to a wide age range. The double page spreads showing the patterns created by the shapes are vibrant and eye-catching... A visually satisfying book that can be used on several levels, introducing very young children to basic shapes and exploring patterns with older ones. Recommended for: baby, nursery, pre-school and reception children."—ArmadilloMagazine
"I genuinely cannot believe I haven't seen a book like this before. It's colorful, easy to understand, and SO much fun to take with you on the go... Linguistically, it's super fun to learn all of these patterns and their names, but this book is so much more than that. It begs readers to look around them and find these patterns among their own belongings."—Let's Talk Picture Books
"Little ones who've already mastered basic colors and shapes can study up on stripes, polka dots, argyle, paisley, and more in this vibrant tome. The smartly designed pages give children the visual cues and vocabulary to recognize patterns, and may also inspire them to create their own." —Artsy
"A gorgeous tome for babes and grown ups alike." —Brit + Co
"Deceptively simple... Vibrant, retro-style illustrations." —Booklist
"Chic... Offers a step-up from instruction in basic shapes." —Wall Street Journal