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"Playful and lovely to read aloud. Even older budding naturalists will find something to enjoy here." —
School Library Journal
A secret underwater world brought to life: In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the water is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, and tadpoles growing. These secrets and many others are waiting to be discovered.over and under the pond.
• An entertaining and educational look at the beauty the ecosystem has to offer. Stunning illustrations paired with an easy-to-follow storyline make this a great read for any early elementary school student
• Includes a glossary of animals that live in, near, and around the mountain pond to enrich the reading experience
• Inspires a love of nature and encourages young minds to explore the world around them
A gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Over and Under the Pond is an excellent addition to any emerging readers collection.
"A contemplative journey through an ecosystem." —
• Great read-aloud book for families and classrooms
• Books for kids ages 5-8
• Early elementary school books
• Books for grades 1-2
From School Library Journal
K-Gr 4—Messner and Neal have followed up on their proven formula (Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt; Over and Under the Snow), this time focusing on the ecosystem of an Adirondack pond at twilight. While a woman and boy in a canoe are seen at various points admiring the pond, the wildlife and plants are the real characters of this story, beautifully illustrated in mixed media. Neal captures minute details that will have readers easily recognizing specific species. With descriptive verbs and the use of onomatopoeia, Messner's prose is both playful and lovely to read aloud, and the slow close of the day and early night depicted make this an ideal bedtime book. An author's note, an "About the Animals" section, and a list of further reading bump up the age of potential readers, as even older budding naturalists will find something to enjoy here. VERDICT Librarians can confidently purchase this title for elementary schoolers.—Courtney Lewis, St. Catherine's School, Richmond, VA
"A contemplative journey through an ecosystem."--
"Conveys the sights and sounds and motions of a peaceful day spent enjoying and observing nature."-
The Horn Book Magazine―
Publishers Weekly, starred review―
"Playful and lovely to read aloud. even older budding naturalists will find something to enjoy here."-
School Library Journal―
Read On Wisconsin! State Reading List 2018-2019
Time Magazine Best Books of the Year
«"A magical artistic and informational world that readers will delight in visiting again and again."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
About the Author
Kate Messner is the award-winning author of more than a dozen other books for young readers, including Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
Over and Under the Snow,
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, and
How to Read a Story. When she's not writing, she loves spending time outside. Kate lives in New York with her family.
Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning illustrator. He is a regular contributor to the
New York Times and shows his art at various galleries nationwide. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches at Pratt Institute.