My son really enjoyed this book when he was a youngster. It was one of our favorites to read aloud because of the great sounds you could make. Wiggle, jiggle tadpoles wriggle and dabble, dip, tails flip – it just puts a smile on your face to shape the words.
The story shows different creatures in a pond through the seasons and features a green frog on almost every vibrant two-page spread. We often made a game of finding the frog before reading the text.
To make the illustrations, Fleming poured colored cotton pulp through hand-cut stencils. The results look a lot like collage, but are actually images set in handmade paper. It’s a beautiful book to share.
Check the WRL catalog for In the Small, Small Pond.