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.