In the Small, Small Pond

By Denise Fleming; Denise Fleming (Illustrator)
(Square Fish, Hardcover, 9780805022643, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 1993

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Description

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.




About the Author
Denise Fleming was awarded a Caldecott Honor for "In the Small, Small Pound," She also wrote and illustrated "In the Tall, Tall Grass," "Lunch," "Count!," and "Barnyard Banter," "Where Once There Was a Wood" was inspired by the woods, meadows, and creek near her home in Toledo, Ohio.
"I spent a great deal of time in the area watching wild creatures go about their lives," she says. "And it was there that I collected plant material for the borders of this book. Unfortunately, the area is now a housing development."
Fleming wants to enusre that the former woodland is not forgotten. "I hope this book will inspire others to preserve--and create--their own wildlife habitats."


Denise Fleming was awarded a Caldecott Honor for "In the Small, Small Pound," She also wrote and illustrated "In the Tall, Tall Grass," "Lunch," "Count!," and "Barnyard Banter," "Where Once There Was a Wood" was inspired by the woods, meadows, and creek near her home in Toledo, Ohio.
"I spent a great deal of time in the area watching wild creatures go about their lives," she says. "And it was there that I collected plant material for the borders of this book. Unfortunately, the area is now a housing development."
Fleming wants to enusre that the former woodland is not forgotten. "I hope this book will inspire others to preserve--and create--their own wildlife habitats."



Praise For In the Small, Small Pond

* "The animals and insects that live on and in frshwater 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 chanigng seasons even as they are treated to an array of zipper verbs." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Another truly stunning picture book from Fleming.... A perfect book for toddlers at story time." --School Library Journal, starred review

* "[A] perfect introduction to nature for the very young." - Kirkus Reviews, pointer

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