Patterns, Patterns Everywhere | Kellie Menendez 


Coming June 25th, 2024 from The Collective Book Studio; 22 pages

About the Author: “Kellie Menendez is the author of Patterns Patterns Everywhere and founder of the textile studio Half Full. She enjoys observing the world around her in hope of discovering new things and sharing those findings via the written word and illustration. Kellie loves the feel of holding a pen, pencil, or paint brush. A California native, she currently lives in San Francisco with her husband, son, and her overly positive dog, Raya” (Bio from author’s website).

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“I see patterns everywhere,
Patterns big and small,
They fill the pages of this book–
Can you find them all?”

Patterns, Patterns Everywhere by Kellie Menendez explores the concept of patterns, the fundamental structures that shape our world. We see them in nature, art, and everyday life, but we also hear and feel them. Menendez’s illustrations and rhymes bring the entire sensory palette of patterns to the page, urging us to seek more outside them.

Menendez’s debut is the kind of picture book that young readers will have fond memories of reading. Her timeless art and writing style have all the makings of a classic, reminiscent of the textures of Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) and the rhymes of Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon). While the artistry found in the illustrations of animal fur and plants was very beautiful, my favorite patterns in the book were the patterns of music and stories. I think those moments underpin the story’s message that patterns are the language of the universe. I really appreciate the book’s call to action, motivating us to investigate and appreciate our world. The subtle yet effective poetry is incredibly memorable and is perfect for reading aloud to eager listeners.

Patterns, Patterns Everywhere releases from The Collective Book Studio on June 25th, 2024.

Pine Reads Review would like to thank NetGalley and The Collective Studio for sending a copy in exchange for an honest review. Any quotes may be subject to change before final publication.

Kasey Taylor, Pine Reads Review Writer