In the Small, Small Pond

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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It's Springtime and a bright green frog leaps out of the tall, tall grass and lands in a small, small pond. Splash! Tadpoles and minnows scatter. Summer passes, turtles drowse in the sun and dragonflies hover in the air above. Fall arrives as ducks paddle by and the colors change. Finally, snow falls. The little frog burrows deep into the pond and waits for spring to come again.

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

The illustrations lead the way to an action packed, in-depth adventure of life in a small seemingly static pond. This is another caldecott honor book worthy of the accolades. Packed with images of ... Read full review

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User Review  - mcnicol_08 - LibraryThing

An excellent predictable text to enjoy with young children. It allows the students to follow along and it introduces them to the ecosystem of a pond. This story is a great introductory for several science lessons exploring the species of the pond. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many children's books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass, Shout! Shout It Out!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teacher's magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.

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