About the Book

"This delightful exploration of patterns works well as a read-aloud and complements early childhood lessons on patterns." —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“A lovely and beautifully written story that encourages kids to hone their own artistic senses." —Angela Dominguez, NYT bestselling author of the Stella Díaz series

I see patterns everywhere, patterns big and small.
They fill the pages of this book, can you find them all?

Identifying patterns is an essential part of childhood development. They help children learn how to sequence, use reasoning skills and make logical connections and predictions.

Patterns, Patterns, Everywhere draws attention to the patterns that exist all around us, from the ocean’s coral reefs to the jungle to our dinner table. Children are invited to look for the patterns hidden in the layered illustrations and encouraged to find not just the patterns they can see, but also patterns they can hear, feel, and create.

MORE PRAISE FOR PATTERNS, PATTERNS EVERYWHERE

"A new perspective is just one delight to be gained from this stunning picture book." —Foreword Reviews

". . . it’s a fast-moving survey that opens a conversation about the conceit that ranges beyond its usual visual understanding." —Publishers Weekly

Emily F. Peters

author of Artists Remaking Medicine

"Curiosity, beauty, science and art—Patterns, Patterns Everywhere is a gorgeous celebration of the systems that make our world. […] This is the kind of story that changes the way you see." 

Katie Hintz-Zambrano

founder and editor of MOTHER Magazine

"... a multi-layered masterpiece that both children and parents will want to read again and again. The lyrical text, combined with Kellie Menendez's standout watercolor paintings, adds up to an incredibly impressive debut children's book."

Angela Dominguez

NYT bestselling author of the Stella Díaz series

“A lovely and beautifully written story that encourages kids to hone their own artistic senses. Kids will see the world differently after reading this impressive debut.”

Temi Adamolekun

bestselling author of Your Special Voice

"This magical book encourages children to truly look at the world around them. Such a simple but powerful concept in the world we live in. With so many things competing for our time it takes intention to pay attention! It encouraged me to pay more attention to the world around me."

Meet the Author and Illustrator

Kellie Menendez is an award-winning artist, designer and creative writer. Her decor studio, Half Full, produces patterns for the home inspired by wildlife and wild places. Kellie's work has been featured in California Home + Design, Business of Home, Domino and Aldea Home — and her poems published in an anthology for CCSF’s Poetry for the People. Kellie loves looking for patterns in San Francisco with her husband, son, and dog, Raya.