Swamp Song

Swamp Song Cover

Swamp Song

By Helen Ketteman; Ponder Goembel (Illustrator)

Cavendish Square Publishing, Hardcover, 9780761455639, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

Down in the swamp where the cypress grows, Old Man Gator starts tappin his toes . . . Pretty soon, all the swamp animals are movin and swingin to Gator's beat. Sing along with the river otter, bullfrog, dragonfly, and many other swamp animals as their music swells into a natural chorus of croaking, whirring, and buzzing, all brought to life by Ponder Goembel's colored ink and acrylic-wash paint illustrations. Yippity-yip

About the Author
Author Helen Ketteman has written more than nineteen books for children. Her books have received numerous awards and accolades, such as Best Books of the Year by The Boston Globe, Pick of the List books by the American Booksellers Association, and inclusion on many state award lists. She lives with her husband on Sanibel Island, Florida. Learn more: www.helenketteman.com.

Ponder Goembel has illustrated eight books, including two others by Lisa Wheeler, "Old Cricket", a "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year, and "Sailor Moo; A Basket Full of White Eggs", by Brian Swann; and "The Night Iguana Left Home", by Megan McDonald. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the 2005 floods threatened to wash away the nearly finished paintings for this book. Her Web site is www.pondergoembel.com.