In this gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal bring to life a secret underwater world. In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing. These and many other secrets are waiting to be discovered...over and under the pond.

"Playful and lovely to read aloud. even older budding naturalists will find something to enjoy here.."—School Library Journal

"A contemplative journey through an ecosystem."—USA Today

"Conveys the sights and sounds and motions of a peaceful day spent enjoying and observing nature."—The Horn Book

"Dazzling."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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