Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster: NY, 2008.
Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails is a delightful mixture of mathematical design, the science of nature, poetry, and art. The focus of the poems is on designs found in the Animal Kingdom and on characteristics of the animals specified. Some of the patterns are decorations on their bodies, and some are related to their behavior. There are extra notes about each creature afterwards.
I enjoy the whole book, but the best part is the mixed
media collages. The 2 page spreads are stunning. Out of 13,
there are about 7 I think are perfect, and 3 others I found
appealing. I love the variety of paper textures and the use
of color and balance. I appreciate the delicacy of the
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