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  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Illustration, 2018
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2018

At the Pond Canadian Title

By Werner Zimmermann   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443142878 Hardcover
32 Pages | 10.36" x 10.27" | Ages 0 to 6

A stunning new picture book that serves as a spectacular meditation on the wonders of nature. 

From Werner Zimmermann, the bestselling and award-winning illlustrator of Pippin the Christmas Pig and A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, comes a new book featuring lush artwork and spare text about life in the wild.

One fish, two fish, three fish, four . . .

Spend a lazy summer day exploring a tiny, perfect slice of nature! Count goldfish as they swim about the tranquil pond. Watch as sunlight moves across the water. Spot a water lily blossoming, frogs and water striders hopping through, a heron flying by. With a simple text and rich, lifelike paintings, Werner Zimmermann has created a peaceful meditation on nature and a unique and beautiful world for readers of all ages to enjoy.

Continue the learning journey at the end of the book, where you’ll find more information on all the animals that call the pond home.