Over And Under The Pond

Over And Under The Pond

In this gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal bring to life a secret underwater world. In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing. These and many other secrets are waiting to be discovered...over and under the pond.

Year 1: Amphibians
Throughout our Amphibians topic you will learn about the key features of amphibians, find out what frogs eat and the stages of a frog life cycle. Explore a pond habitat and observe why amphibians live there.

Year 1: Seasons
Explore outside through nature hunts, playing outside and painting the weather. Discover how all these activities and more meet the standards set in the national curriculum and learn more about the world all around us.

Year 2: Microhabitats
Build a bug house while discovering all about butterfly life cycles and the natural animal food chains affecting the United Kingdom. Go pond dipping, beach hunting and explore minibeasts in their microhabitats.

Year 3: Wonderful Water
This topic takes an in-depth look into how the Water cycle works and particularly the differences between fresh and salt water. Go on a body of water field trip and discover the lost art of filtering dirty water into cleaner water. Your child will also create a land erosion model to work out how rivers are formed.

  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Print length: 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 8 x 12 V
  • Reading age: 5 - 8 years old
  • Publication date: 03/07/2017
  • ISBN: 9781452145426

Kate Messner

Kate is the award-winning author of more than a dozen other books for young readers, including Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the DirtOver and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, and How to Read a Story. When she's not writing, she loves spending time outside. Kate lives in New York with her family.


Christopher Silas Neal

Christopher is an award-winning illustrator. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times and shows his art at various galleries nationwide. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches at Pratt Institute.

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