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Children's Nonfiction General

A-B-A-B-A—a Book of Pattern Play

by (author) Brian P. Cleary

illustrated by Brian Gable

Publisher
Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Aug 2012
Category
General, Size & Shape
Recommended Age
5 to 9
Recommended Grade
k to 3
Recommended Reading age
8 to 9
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780761385028
    Publish Date
    Aug 2012
    List Price
    $10.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780822578802
    Publish Date
    Aug 2010
    List Price
    $26.50

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Description

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!

About the authors

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.

Brian P. Cleary's profile page

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.

Brian Gable's profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Science Books & Films Best Books

Editorial Reviews

"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

"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

Other titles by Brian P. Cleary

Other titles by Brian Gable