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Publisher Description

Grab a pair of binoculars, a magnifying glass and your sense of adventure for a guided nature walk around and into a typical North American pond. It is a complex and beautiful world that few people see close up, but through the lens of a master nature photographer, you will enjoy intimate views of the pond’s animals, plants and other living things. The award-winning author/photographer team of David Schwartz and Dwight Kuhn help you see, with stunning clarity, the intricate workings of a pond’s hidden world. 

This vocabulary-rich non-fiction eBook is highly consistent with the Common Core State Standards.

Readers can interact with photos and text in a variety of engaging ways: 

— tap the speaker icon and hear the sound made by the animal shown

— tap the pronunciation key to hear difficult words spoken

— additional photos in dramatic slide shows 

— more information and an additional photo about subjects with “i” icon

— bookmark and thumbnail capabilities

— live glossary (tap any word for definition) and search function

— photo quiz with link to page that answers the question

— index organized by animal/plant classification and live-linked to appropriate page 

— zoom in to see animals in incredible detail

A page of recommended further reading is included, along with author and photographer bios.

September 20
Galloping Turtle Books
Dwight R. Kuhn
Grades 2-5

Customer Reviews

Deadant70 ,

LOVE - Hidden World of the Pond

My son (4 years old) LOVED this book! There is so much information for young minds to be intrigued, but it is presented to them in small doses that they can absorb. We enjoyed the close-up photos, and related them to places we have been. My son especially enjoyed the quiz in the back of the book, and got most of the answers!

Colette513 ,

Love it

The text is well written and the close up photos are just stunning. The added interactivity makes it fun for the kid. This book also has pronounciation for the more difficult words like 'chloroplast' and 'pseudopods'. Very nice!

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