At the Pond, by David Elliott

kverity's review

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reflective relaxing fast-paced


I read this because it was a Cybils award nominee in the poetry category. It was nice but maybe not what I was expecting from award nominated poetry. In many ways it is similar to other picture books exploring an ecosystem (in this case a pond) but sometimes used rhyming or alliteration. There is back matter with nonfiction facts about each creature which got a poem. 

madalynrogers122's review

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Probably not a great story time read but a beautifully illustrated picture book about pond animals.

maidmarianlib's review

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adventurous informative inspiring lighthearted slow-paced


Rich detailed illustrations, love the playful poems with rich word choices. 

puddingtaco's review

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informative medium-paced