Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner

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Read Over and Under the Pond Online Free - In this gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal bring to life a secret underwater world. 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 pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing. These and many other secrets are waiting to be discovered...over and under the pond.

Title : Over and Under the Pond
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ISBN : 1452145423
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 pages


David rated it ★★★★☆

November 25, 2017

Each year my family reads all the Goodreads-award-nominated picture books, and we have been doing this for years. Everyone rates each book and adds a comment and it may (or may not) affect my overall rating. This is book #19 of 2017, and is one of my and our favorites of the year. Tara: 3.5 stars...

Alex rated it ★★★★★

April 19, 2017

Just in time for spring and especially for Earth Day, Kate Messner gives her young readers Over and Under the Pond, a beautiful companion to her previous books Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt. As a curious young boy and his mother paddle around a pond in their row...

Amy rated it ★★★★★

January 05, 2018

If any organization should have this as part of their collection, it IS our library (Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library in Ohio), which has its entire Children's Department, from the base of the stairwell and going up the stairs and all throughout the second floor, designed and decorated to be like...

Kristine rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2017

A close look at the pond habitat, told through peaceful illustration. Don't ignore all the interesting facts at the end of the book! I really enjoyed this one, as did my children. This should be coupled with a trip to a pond or lake if possible. :)

KC rated it ★★★★★

April 09, 2017

Another great book in this series. All about pond life. Above and below!

Cindy rated it ★★★★☆

February 05, 2017

I live on a "bayou" in Michigan with a similar ecosystem out in front of my house to the pond presented here and I see many of these "over" sights while I kayak. Others I see when I dive under while swimming, and some I have to imagine when I feel the nibbles on my toes while I am floating. It is...

Erin rated it ★★★★★

April 20, 2017

I have eagerly anticipating this, the third book in the over/under books by Kate Messner and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal and it did not disappoint. In this one, a mom and her son are canoeing on a pond together. The little boy wonders what is under the pond and his mom tells him there i...

Marie rated it ★★★★★

November 25, 2017

A gorgeously illustrated and beautifully written book about the animals over and under the pond upon which a mother and son canoe. There is much action of the animals observed by the pair that creates a quiet excitement for what they might see next. The pond ecosystem is explored in its entirety...

Jana rated it ★★★★★

March 28, 2017

This nonfiction picture book is a great follow-up to Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt. Simple, engaging text and beautifully rendered mixed media illustrations make this a fun row across a summertime pond with a mother and her child. As the two glide over the wate...

Kirsten rated it ★★★★★

April 09, 2017

I absolutely loved this picture book, which informs young listeners about what goes on both above the surface of the pond and below the water. The language is simple but rich, with lots of evocative sound effects. The illustrations accurately depict the animals and make great use of perspective -...

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