In My Pond
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In My Pond

by Lorena Siminovich, Sara Gillingham
     
 

Children are sure to love this delightful finger puppet book. Layered die-cut pages allow a peek at all the colorful things that make up each animal's home, and an adorable folk-art style finger puppet make this book that is filled with reading and playtime fun.  See more details below

Overview

Children are sure to love this delightful finger puppet book. Layered die-cut pages allow a peek at all the colorful things that make up each animal's home, and an adorable folk-art style finger puppet make this book that is filled with reading and playtime fun.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

This mixed-media board book has an organic, arts-and-crafts quality. Die-cut pages form wavy contours that mimic ripples; inside the "pond," attached to the book's last page, is a yellow and orange fabric fish finger puppet. Readers can wiggle the fish as it describes its home: "In my pond there are shiny stones... lily pads floating on splashy blue water." The layered pages surrounding the pond and smiling fish have collage-like patterns that range from woven to Chinese type to topographical maps. In all, this book is a delicate gem. In My Nest is also available. Ages 6 mos.-4 yrs. (May)

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Kirkus Reviews
Taking "interactive" to the next level, Gillingham has designed a board book that incorporates both diecuts and a fabric fish fingerpuppet to engage baby listeners. "In my pond there are shiny stones, / tall, waving grass, / lily pads floating," and so on, as each page turn takes readers through increasingly smaller irregular diecuts while a parental finger wiggles a happy goldfish from behind the book. Siminovich supplies collaged backgrounds of harmoniously colored printed and painted cut paper that contrast cheerily with the orange fish. In My Nest (9780811865555) does a similar service with a little blue bird; each ends with its protagonist happily joined "with my family!" It's a beguiling gimmick, one that should please both adults and babies again and again. (618 mos.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811865562
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/04/2009
Pages:
12
Sales rank:
193,423
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
1 - 2 Years

Meet the Author

Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director, designer and author-artist who has helped develop many bestselling books for children. She lives with her family near Vancouver, Canada.

Lorena Siminovich is the creator of Petit Collage, a line of modern wall decor and accessories for children. She lives in San Francisco.

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