Read Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What Are Patterns? by Jane Brocket Online


Dotty, stripy, straight and swirly--patterns are all around us. How many different patterns can you find pictured in this book?...

Title : Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What Are Patterns?
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9780761346135
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 31 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What Are Patterns? Reviews

  • Casandria
    2019-02-19 22:48

    Cool look at patterns.

  • Amy Lafleur
    2019-02-19 00:39

    Jane Brocket explains what patterns are and how they come about by things in an order. There are many lovely photographed examples of patterns inside this book.

  • Sue Morris
    2019-02-12 01:02

    Dotty, stripy, straight, and swirly—patterns are all around us. How many different patterns can you find pictured in this book?Wow! For younger children this is a challenge right out of Where’s Waldo? I am still counting as I write this. Wow! Flowers, furniture, toys, sidewalks, anything you might see have patterns. There are numerous patterns in Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What are Patterns? Stripes, swirls, dots, circles, lines--the options are endless. But what is a pattern? This is the subject of this fascinatingly colorful book for kids.I like Spotty, Stripy, Swirly. The story is the pattern. What is it? Where is it? Why is it? The author explains all of those W’s. After reading this book, I will see patterns in places I had never noticed before. The author explains what constitutes a pattern and what does not. I found this little book interesting. Young children will love it for the colors and the patterns. For days, maybe forever, they will tell you about patterns they see. This is the next step for pre-K children who have mastered basic shapes. They will need to understand shapes to understand Spotty, Stripy, Swirly. The colors and patterns will hold children’s interest for hours. Once they know their 1,2,3’s, kids can start the author’s challenging question: How many different patterns can you find pictured in this book? To comment, and I hope you do, scroll to the top if this review, look left, click on “comment.”Note: received book from netgalley, courtesy of the publisher, Millbrook Press.Reviewed for Kid Lit Reviews

  • Sharon Tyler
    2019-02-13 06:06

    Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What Are Patterns? is a book in the Clever Concept series by Jane Brocket. The book uses vivid photographs to teach what a pattern is, how to recognize specific patterns, and where some patterns can be found. Stacking and sorting objects to create patterns is illustrated and encouraged. The images used to demonstrate patterns include flowers and leaves in nature, food displays in stores, cake decorations, quilts, afghans, and gardens. Some of the patterns used include stripes, zig zags, circles, and polka dots. The book encourages looking for patterns in the world around you, and creating your own patterns while at play. Patterns found in sidewalks, buildings, floors, ceilings, stairs, and everyday life are used to further illustrate the concept.See my complete review here on Yahoo! Voices.

  • thuy
    2019-02-08 01:58

    Spotty, Stripey, Swirly is one of the newest additions to author Jane Brocket’s Clever Concepts line of non-fiction picture books. Like her other books, this one is not traditionally illustrated but is filled with photos that Brocket has taken herself. As you can tell from the title Spotty, Stripey, Swirly is about finding and recognizing patterns all around us. Stripes, dots, zig zags, and circles abound, punctuated by Brocket’s signature style of bright, colorful photographs. Using eye catching photos, Brocket teaches children what a pattern is and how to recognize them. She urges them to find patterns in everyday objects. From simple to complex, patterns are everywhere if you just know where to look. This would be a nice addition to a very young child’s library. *An e-ARC of this book was provided free of charge by This, in no way, affected my opinion or review of this book.

  • Victoria Moore
    2019-02-15 04:02

    "Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What Are Patterns?" by Jane Brocket is a smart, interactive children's concept book I really responded to as a fashion lover, photography enthusiast and writer because the pages were very well designed and the accompanying text made me think about the patterns I see and am attracted to daily. Written to incorporate one idea, in a variety of ways,Brockton presented the facts about patterns accurately yet also provided helpful explanations about how patterns help us get and stay organized. Complimentary and soothing the color photos, also taken by Brocket, were an aesthetic inspiration to me that I'll long remember after reading the book.

  • Malinda
    2019-02-04 03:52

    Jane Brocket's Clever Concepts Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What are Patterns? is a cute little short book about patterns. This book would be great for PreK-1st grade teaching children about what patterns are and how to spot them. The author uses real photographs for the illustrations, which I find it easy to help spot patterns. This would be a great mentor text to use and help children come up with their own patterns. I did not find anything super special about this nonfiction book, but do think it would and could be helpful teaching patterns to younger children in and out of the classroom and for that reason I would recommend it to others.

  • Alexandria
    2019-01-23 00:38

    A cute, brief book that can help very young children learn about different patterns and the names for them, as well as where the patterns can be found in their day to day lives. It is written simply enough that beginning readers can try and read it aloud.

  • PaulHankins
    2019-02-17 00:44

    Starting with a younger reader-friendly definition of the word, "pattern," Jane Brocket's book explores the everyday patterns we may find around us. The photo illustrations in the book are stunning, each inviting the young reader to find and to consider the shape on the page. Gentle invitations to explore some patterns that Brocket describes as "dizzying." Invitations too for younger readers to explore their environments to find patterns.

  • Sara Bland
    2019-02-02 03:36

    This is a good book to teach interspatial relationships, patterns, and colors. There is no true theme or plot going on, but it does provide for teachable moments. The pictures are very vibrant with a lot of detail and the book itself is large so that children can have a better view and be able to touch/handle the book. I would recommend this to very young children who are learning patterns and colors. This might be a good book to use in therapy or in an art classroom.

  • Glenajo
    2019-02-07 23:04

    Great for Lessons on PatternsSpotty, Stripy Swirly is an excellent current resource for early elementary lessons on patterns. The pictures are clear, vibrant, and easily recognizable items visible in everyday life. It is an excellent attention grabber and starting place for the lesson, then classes could walk around identifying similar patterns, then making their own. Definitely a must buy for my early elementary library.Received Galley from

  • Karyn The Pirate
    2019-02-04 06:57

    Spotty, stripy, swirly - patterns are everywhere. You can find them in flowers. You can find them in food. You can even find them in socks. All you need to do is look around you to find patterns in everything. With colorful, eye-catching pictures of everything from tea cozies to sunlit benches, Jane Brocket shows us what a pattern is; how patterns are made; and how patterns can be simple or complex. This book will have your child running around finding patterns in everything.

  • Lisa Lathrop
    2019-01-30 22:50

    This book is a very elementary introduction to patterns. We see patterns everywhere in the world around us. Many photographic examples show us patterns in gardens, flowers, buildings, walkways, cake decorating, in clothing, and many more bright photographic examples. Great book to teach patterns to young children.

  • Amy Adams
    2019-02-01 03:52

    Love this book! Not only is it perfect for introducing patterns to children, but it also has beautiful pictures, and it encourages discovery. I'd recommend this to any elementary school teacher or anyone who wants to take an interesting look at various patterns. It would be perfect paired with an activity where children could search for patterns around them then create their own patterns.

  • Mrs Bond
    2019-02-05 01:36

    Beautiful photographs highlight the patterns visible in everyday life. I look forward to sharing this with my students, followed by an immediate exploration of patterns in our library, classroom and school. I can see older students being inspired to create their own book of patterns.

  • Carol
    2019-02-04 04:43

    Bright and colorful photos do a fabulous job of demonstrating patterns to young readers. The text is simple yet informative sure to engage readers of all ages. The pattern examples are found in nature as well as man-made items. This is a great interactive book for teaching early learning concepts.

  • Lorna
    2019-02-09 00:51

    This book would have been a big hit in our house about seven years ago. My daughter LOVED the idea of patterns when they covered it in Kindergarten. She was forever making and noticing patterns. She would have spent hours looking through this well done book.

  • Joan Marie
    2019-01-27 02:37

    Love the photos in this one!

  • Beyond the Pages
    2019-01-22 23:03

    Excellent resource

  • Sarah
    2019-02-02 06:56

    I loved the pictures. It did remind me of Hoban's patterns, and I think it would be a great addition to a children's non-fiction collection.

  • Robin
    2019-02-19 05:37

    Great for a storytime on patterns. Really striking illustrations (photographs).

  • JoEllen Mccarthy
    2019-02-14 01:51

    Cute pattern book great for our littlest readers.

  • The Book Box
    2019-02-21 01:05

    Mama read this to me today, and we'll definitely look at it again. I loved all the colorful patterns!

  • Rachel
    2019-02-19 04:50

    Simple overview of patterns, but it skips around alot and covers some information twice.

  • Katie Siira
    2019-01-28 02:52

    Patterns are everywhere! This book has a lot of cool, colorful pictures that I really think students would enjoy! It would be an awesome book to do a lesson on patterns and colors.

  • Ms Threlkeld
    2019-01-23 06:42

    An excellent class resource for Kindergarten and 1st grade. The pictures are vibrant and many different examples of patterns are included. This book could lead to tons of extension activities.

  • Alice
    2019-02-06 04:52

    I love textures and the pictures are great! I wanted to reach out and touch them. It could be a good math book (textures and patterns) or just fun to look at!!

  • Christine Turner
    2019-02-04 04:04

    This book is wonderful, and I almost gave it 5 stars.

  • Anderlynn Thrailkill
    2019-02-09 23:48