Over and Under the Pond
Over and Under the Pond shows us all the animals who call the pond home, both on land and in the water. A child and a mom row in a boat on the pond, watching the animals, birds, insects, and fish who live there. We see how the creatures live together: raccoons hunting crawfish, a heron eating a minnow, a moose eating plants, and an otter diving for mussels. There is so much happening Over and Under the Pond.
I really liked Over and Under the Pond because it was about the animals that call the pond home. There are so many creatures who live in the pond habitat that I didn’t expect to be in this book, like a moose, woodpecker, and larvae. I really liked the woodpecker because it reminds me of the pileated woodpeckers we see at my Papa and Yaya’s house. The illustrations helped show the different creatures in their habitat. I liked how the illustrations were darker blues for under the pond and some brighter colors for over the pond. In the back of the book, the author included more information about some of the creatures found in the book. I would recommend Over and Under the Pond to classes that are learning about habitats.
Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal