Need an idea for summer fun? Check out Over and Under the Pond written by Kate Messner and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal. This book takes the reader on a field trip above and below the surface of a pond, using words and illustrations to examine and explore this ecosystem.
Visit ospreys and mink, caddisfly larvae and painted turtles in their natural habitat as a mother and child spend a day rowing, watching, and learning on the pond.
The author includes notes about the animals along with websites and related resources for further exploration. (Chronicle)