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In the Tall, Tall Grass & In the Small, Small Pond

Boost verb vocabulary and enjoy a mini science lesson about mini-habitats of flora and fauna through these fantastic picture books by Denise Fleming!

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In the Tall, Tall Grass and In the Small, Small Pond both follow the same format. They introduce a specific habitat (the tall grass and a small pond respectively) and attach a few verbs and/or descriptors to the animals found in that area.

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Alliteration (repetition of consonants) and internal rhyme make these fun to read, even though there are barely more than five words per two-page spread. Despite the limited words, the selection of verbs is noteworthy.

These hardcover books have decently thick, glossy pages. The books are full color and illustrated with eye-catching artwork depicting the various animals and insects found in these habitats.  In fact, In the Small, Small Pond is a Caldecott Honor book.

I would recommend these books for toddlers 1-3.

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