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In My Pond
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In My Pond

by Lorena Siminovich (Illustrator), 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.

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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.

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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:
235,605
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 4 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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