View my blog post at The Lead Learners Blog of Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner; illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal.
Savorings for reading and writing for Over and Under the Pond:
- metaphors – “water’s a mirror, reflecting the sky!”
- Sensory Description
- Compare/ Contrast structure
- Environmental – ecosystem, wetlands
- Author’s Note – a glimpse into how a writer gathers ideas and then creates a book
Kate’s paired text is called Over and Under the Snow.