At the Pond

At the Pond

  • animal
  • arts
  • from-ontario
  • science

One fish, two fish, three fish, four . . . Spend a lazy summer day exploring a tiny, perfect slice of nature! Count goldfish as they swim about the tranquil pond. Watch as sunlight moves across the water. Spot a water lily blossoming, frogs and water striders hopping through, a heron flying by.

With a simple text and rich, lifelike paintings, Werner Zimmermann has created a unique and beautiful world for readers of all ages to enjoy!


Werner Zimmermann, illustrator

Werner Zimmermann is the author and illustrator of Snow Day! and Henny Penny, and illustrator of the hilarious A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequels. He has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award twice and won Mr. Christie’s Book Award for Pippin the Christmas Pig. Werner was inspired to create this book by his granddaughter, who was fascinated by the pond in his backyard. He lives in Guelph, Ontario with his wife, dog, and quite a few goldfish.


  • Finalist, 2018 Governor General's Award, Young People's Literature – Illustrated Books

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Scholastic Canada Ltd.



rights sold: French (North America)

rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: 3 - 6

number of pages: 32

publication date: 09/01/2018

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: sample