In the Pond

Publisher: Magic Cat

Uncover five nature stories in a single pond. Watch a tadpole grow into a frog and a fish escape a kingfisher, as you lift the double-layer lift flaps in 1... 2... 3 steps!

In the Pond is a lift-the-flap board book with a bit of a difference, due to that three-step structure. It may take a bit of time to guide little ones into lifting the flaps in tandem to reveal the outcome of each pond character's story, but it will keep them happily engaged once they get the hang of it.

With read-aloud rhyming texts and first words to see and say, this book also reinforces early language skills. As well as the main story for the grown-up to read, there are large single words in bold to look at together, such as "still", "fast", "close" and "low".

It's also a nice touch that – alongside more familiar pond residents or visitors, such as frogs and tadpoles – the book introduces some more obscure creatures to add to a child's spoken or visual vocabulary: nymphs, voles and stickleback fish.

The illustrations are soft and dreamy and will make you want to go on a sunny-day adventure to find a pond and celebrate all this wonderful wildlife together.

More books like this

Find Spot at Nursery

Author: Eric Hill

Who doesn't love Spot? Find Spot at Nursery sweet, fun and interactive, and also a very effective and gentle way to introduce the concept of nursery to children and to show that there is nothing to be frightened or wary about. 

Read more about Find Spot at Nursery

Pop and Peek Babies

Author: Mel Matthews

Featuring five animal families, each double-page spread in this charming board book features a full-page flap to pull up opposite a picture of the parent animals. Each flap reveals a pop-up baby animal underneath. A lovely board book with a bright cover, which little ones will enjoy again and again.

Read more about Pop and Peek Babies

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...