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In the Small, Small Pond

by Denise Fleming

Published by Henry Holt, 1993
32 pages
ISBN: 0805022643

Ages 18 months - 3 years

In the small, small pond / wiggle, jiggle, tadpoles wriggle / waddle, wade, geese parade." There's a lot of activity in and around the small pond, beginning with a child at water's edge who's trying to catch a frog. Each page follows the pattern of offering two deliciously onomatopoeic words, followed by a single critter's corresponding activity. The words truly become part of the visual story as well, as large typeface playfully bounces around the page, echoing the activity it describes. Larger-than-life paintings, filled with color and energy and humor, extend and enhance the sense of life and wonder in an underwater world. Winner, 1993 CCBC Caldecott Award Discussion. CCBC categories: Books For Babies And Toddlers; Picture Books; Picture Books; The Natural World.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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