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Wings, Waves & Webs

Patterns in Nature

by (author) Robin Mitchell Cranfield

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Apr 2023
General, Environmental Science & Ecosystems, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2023
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 6
  • Grade: p to k


A visually stunning introduction to patterns found in nature. Perfect for early STEM learning in preschool and kindergarten.

From the dots on a ladybug to the spiral on a snail, patterns in nature can be found anywhere. This simple and playful concept book introduces the littlest of readers to both math and nature while engaging their creative potential. By the end, kids will be able to identify:

  • Spots and stripes
  • Spirals and symmetry
  • Waves and honeycombs
  • And more

After learning about key patterns, the book’s final page—a striking sunflower—will inspire kids to find patterns for themselves. Vibrant and immersive, Wings, Waves & Webs invites young children to discover the beauty of the world around them.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Robin Mitchell Cranfield is an illustrator, teacher, and graphic designer. Her series of Windy books — co-created with Judith Steedman — were nominated for a BC Book Prize and profiled in Print Magazine. Robin and Judith developed their books into a series of interactive storytelling apps for children, which were honored by the Kidscreen Awards, iTunes Editor’s Choice, the Parents’ Choice Awards and a Bologna Ragazzi Award. Robin currently teaches design and illustration at Emily Carr. Wings, Waves & Webs is her fifth children’s book.

Editorial Reviews

"A thoroughly grounded introduction that takes readers a step beyond shape recognition. A surefire way to get children excited about observing their world."

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