In the Small, Small Pond

by Denise Fleming

Paperback, 1994



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Scholastic (1994)


Illustrations and rhyming text describe the activities of animals living in and near a small pond as spring progresses to autumn.

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LibraryThing member Mluke04
This story is written in rhyme and the letters are very large. This style is appropriate for this book because it is aimed toward primary readers. The words are easy to see and children like the rhyming on each page.
The animals in this book are real animals and the book gives information about
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their preparations for the winter. That is why this book is informational.
Media: Collage, acrylics
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LibraryThing member TaraThompson
Really cute, little kids will really
love the pictures, the fun words, and
the frog on every page. (ages 6+)
LibraryThing member crystalr
k-2 book, look for frog on each page . the wh9ole book is one sentence. Keeps kids attention
LibraryThing member dg_turner
Beautiful illustrations of nature with a small amount of text
LibraryThing member sdglenn
Great for grades k-2.This book describes the activities of animals living in and near a small pond as spring progresses to autumn. Fiction. Helps with reading fluency in the classroom. Ilustrations drawn with pastals.
LibraryThing member srgrammer
This is a great book for beginner readers. It has very big letters and colorful pictures. It is a great book for lessons on pond creatures.
LibraryThing member tati4books
As life is the pond and in its surroundings is shown through rhyming words, seasons can be followed through colors and cycles, from spring to winter. Denise Fleming displays vivid colors contrasting with background exposing details as seasons and animals change.
LibraryThing member sskillman07
This book is realistic fiction because it looks at a pond, which is not real, but has animals that would be typical for a pond. This book's setting is background, aside from being at a pond it does not specify where or at what time. This book was done with paints being applied with different
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LibraryThing member temorrison
This a story that tells of all the creatures that live in the small small pond. Some of the creatures are; tadpoles, gesse, dragonflies, turtles,herons,minnows,swallows,flies,frogs,crawfish, beaver, and a raccoon. Then winter comes and all the animals dissappear. And the small small pond goes to
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LibraryThing member rebeccadawkins
This book has wonderful illustrations that will capture a young child's attention and make him or her interested in nature. It is short, so young kids won't lose interest. It is good for teaching kids about nature, rhyming, and alliteration.
LibraryThing member ebruno
Have you ever wondered what animals inhabit a pond? Well, this book tells about many different animals that live in or near a pond. using a rhyme scheme and colorful illustrations make this book kid friendly.
LibraryThing member Riley1878
I really liked this book because it only had 4 or 5 words on a page and the words were fun! I also loved the way the words were not strait in a line but they showed the action of the words.
LibraryThing member lynzees
Good book for small children. With big words and big pictures they won't get bored waiting for you to turn the page. Lots of learning experiences. Frog on every page. Useful for acting out in class activity.
LibraryThing member JoseDelAguila
Illustrations and rhyming text describe the activities of animals living in and near a small pond as spring progresses to autumn.
LibraryThing member MandaW
Good illustrations. Kids will love the big pictures and animals that can be found in a pond. A lot can be done with this book. Verb discussions and the kids can come up with other animals that could be found in a pond. 4 stars.
LibraryThing member carriedold
Descriptive rhyming words. Great pictures.
LibraryThing member kidlit9
Illustrations and rhyming text describe the activities of animals living in and hear a small pond as spring progresses to autumn.
LibraryThing member JoleneShafer
This books shows children the intricate parts of a pond. It then ends by showing how seasons change.
LibraryThing member lmaddux
Rhymes with interesting and fun sounds, there is good flow to the book, and the artwork is very colorful and fun.
LibraryThing member dangerlibearian
Awesome read-aloud, maybe for younger crowds, good movement and sounds-animal noises at a pond.
LibraryThing member melissaboyd
this is a great book about a small pond. this book has beautiful pictures and is a awesome book for teaching about rhyming words.
LibraryThing member janeyiaC
In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming is about a child discovering many different creatures that live by the pond. The illustrations are full of vibrant colors and each page has a rhyme that goes with the pond animal followed by the animal actions. I think this book would be great for
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pre-school and kindergarten. This will allow children to have fun with different words that sounds similar, but have the same meaning. I would have children sit in a circle and come up with different words that rhyme ( even if it's not a real word) , children would be able to practice different sounds.
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LibraryThing member mariahpolen
I think this is a good book to teach children about ponds and the creatures that live in it.
LibraryThing member marita65
This book talks about different animals that live around the pond.
Also a great source for children to practice rhyming.
Age group: 3-5 Years old
Source: Pierce College Library
LibraryThing member paulaanweiler
In the small pond, animals go about their day. The sounds of the pond are written in a poetic way.


Caldecott Medal (Honor Book — 1994)
Kentucky Bluegrass Award (Nominee — Grades K-3 — 1995)
Ohioana Book Award (Winner — Juvenile Literature — 1994)
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Nominee — Picture Books — 1995)


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