Sunday, June 9, 2013

In the Small, Small Pond

Author & Illustrator:   Denise Fleming
Publisher:  Henry Holt and Company
Publication Year:   1993
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:   Caldecott Honor

Summary:  This is the story of how a pond comes to life during the spring time as the animals move around. The gorgeous, vibrant illustrations were created by "pouring colored cotton pulp through hand-cut stencils [to create] images set in homemade paper!"

Classroom Ideas: While it only uses a few words, they are masterfully chosen and could easily be used to spur a lesson on word choice. There is also rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Obviously, it could also be used to teach science and life cycles.

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