Over and Under the Pond: Hardcover

USD $17.99

Surprisingly it is difficult to find nature based picture books featuring people of color. That is one reason I love this book. Not only does it teach children about nature but it teaches them that the appreciation of nature is an INclusive experience. 

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. Ages 5-9


Author: Messner, Kate

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This book can be used as a read aloud book during childhood all the way through fourth grade. It can especially be enjoyed by students during a first grade nature block, children studying the animal stories block in second grade, and students studying local geography or the man & animal block during fourth grade.

“Playful and lovely to read aloud. Even older budding naturalists will find something to enjoy here.”School Library Journal

• 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.

Additional information

Weight 1.65 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 10 × 0.5 in