In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming

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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 Denise Fleming

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Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many children's books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass, Shout! Shout It Out!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teacher's magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.
 
Published October 15, 1998 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the same format and gorgeous illustrative style, a companion to In the Tall, Tall Grass (1991, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor), with the succinct rhyming text (``waddle, wade, geese parade''), in bold black, beautifully integrated into art created in the process of making paper from pulp dyed in...

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The backyard exploration begun with In the Tall, Tall Grass continues here with Fleming's latest picture-book peek at nature.

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In a starred review, PW praised the ""stunning"" spreads and ""zippy"" language of this peek at the life of a freshwater pond through the seasons;

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