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In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
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Vivid colors combined with the simple sounds of pond life make this a fun book for storytime or for reading repeatedly with young children. Kids can look at the pond life in action and participate in the repetitive rhythms. ( )
  lisaladdvt | Jun 16, 2019 |
In a Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming, the use of simple, but lyrical verses are entertaining to say and hear, they also colorfully and vividly describe a pond's ecosystem and the diverse animal characteristics. The onomatopoeic sounds throughout the book are interesting and realistic, and helps increase language and contextual comprehension. ( )
  EMiMIB | Jun 9, 2019 |
This Caldecott honor book introduces children to the mystery of pond life as could be seen through the imagination of a child. The colors are deep and jewel toned in the illustrations, enhancing the sense of wonder and the amazing treasures to be found by children in a natural setting. The word choice and rhyme by the author brings the book to the earliest of readers while still providing a bit of challenge. This is a must have for one's science curriculum or classroom library. ( )
  EBlakeley | Jan 29, 2019 |
Denise Fleming's book gives young readers a frog's-eye view of life in a pond throughout the seasons.

In the Small, Small Pond is a 1994 Caldecott Honor Book. (Source: Amazon.com)
  uufnn | Jul 28, 2018 |
The animals and insects that live on and in freshwater pond wiggle, waddle, hover, swoop and swirl through the stunning spreads. Young children are introduced to the basic habits of common North American wildlife and the characteristics of changing seasons even as they are treated to an array of zipper verbs.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jun 29, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805081178, Paperback)

New big books to share with a group!
Big books are ideal for use with a large group--they are oversized at 14-1/2 x 18 inches. A perfect way to enjoy Holt favorites with many children at once!

Denise Fleming's Caldecott Honor book illustrates a small, small pond through the seasons while introducing common wildlife and action verbs.
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(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:46 -0400)

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Illustrations and rhyming text describe the activities of animals living in and near a small pond as spring progresses to autumn.

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