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Over and Under the Pond

Written by Kate Messner and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Published by Chronicle Books
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5.63
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Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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Target Age
48
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In this gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal bring to life a secret underwater world. 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 pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing. These and many other secrets are waiting to be discovered…over and under the pond.

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Grammy
English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
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6.25

Kate Messner’s Over and Under the Pond is a beautiful, literary introduction to the biology and ecology of life in and around a pond. A boy and his mother explore and discover the pond’s many wonders as they row slowly around the pond. They are quiet observers, not disturbing the wildlife they see. The language and pace of the book are lovely and mirror the slow and quiet exploration of the pond. This and books like it, inspire us to be observers of our own environments.

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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5.0

This book walks the line between fiction and non-fiction in a way that is perfect for reading and learning with little ones. The illustrations are darling and make the book feel like it has a narrative; the over and under concept likewise makes it very approachable. At the same time, it provides a lot of concrete information about the animals that live in and around a pond. It’s informative, but brief enough and cute enough to be very readable, even for toddlers. We used it for a preschool lesson and it was a hit!

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Who Wrote Over and Under the Pond

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Kate Messner

Kate Messner is the award-winning author of Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Over and Under the Pond, Tree of Wonder, and How to Read a Story, as well as more than a dozen other books for young readers. Kate lives on Lake Champlain in New York

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1452145423
ISBN 13:
9781452145426
Publication Date:
March 7, 2017