Over and Under the Pond
Written by Kate Messner
Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Age Level: 5 - 8
Grade Level: 1 – 2
I loved this book as much as I did OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW. I was fascinated by what was down there, animals that I never, ever would have guessed.
This one is just as beautifully done. It shows kids what they can see and do above the pond. But even more suprising for this retired teacher, was what was going on below, unsuspected, unimagined.
The Back Matter includes a paragraph and a small picture about each animal. There’s also Further Reading listed for interested kids that includes both books and websites. THIS, is so well done. No wonder there are 4 books in the Over and Under series!
Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.