Daisy and Jack’s Perfect Pond by Rachel Lawston and Beatriz Castro

💐Nature inspired wonder

🌟Daisy and Jack’s Perfect Pond

✒️Rachel Lawston @‌rachellawston

🎨Beatriz Castro beatrizcastroilustradora

📚@‌pikkubooks – thanks for inviting me onto this wonderful Book Tour @‌purplecrayoncreative

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Daisy and Jack’s Perfect Pond

Daisy and Jack’s Perfect Pond is another magical book from this wonderful duo who know just how to cast a spell and transport you into the wonders of nature.

Other titles in the series include Finn’s Garden Friends and Mia Makes a Meadow. Both truly wonderful books. I’ve spotted some teacher resources for Finn’s Garden Friends that you can find here and I’ll update if any arrive for the other books.

This time we’re off to create a pond after siblings Daisy and Jack discover a frog in their garden. Their initial plans are thwarted somewhat, but it’s not long before they begin to see the creatures of the garden making use of their mini wetland.

Sparking a Love of Nature

We really loved the cross sectional images of the pond and ground on one of the spreads.

This book has sparked off a real fascination with Floss, so get ready for lots more pond inspired learning from us!

So Much to Love

👓You know how much I love a bespectacled main character!
🤎Diverse characters.
🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+ incidental character representation – two dad family.
🎨Exquisite, delicate illustrations that have you exploring each spread for ages. I always love the ‘Can you spot…’ page at the back of the book.

🐸Explores the life cycle of a frog as well as distinguishing features between frogs and toads.
💦Gives steps on how to make a pond.

Four Ideas for a Book

Joining in with @‌mrsbrownsbookbox with #4ideasforabook
🐸Create your own pond either real or pretend. Plan out what you will need, how much it would cost etc.

🐸Make a jumping frog using origami – here’s a great little YouTube tutorial.

🐸Draw the life cycle of frogs. What other life cycles do you know? I love the Fiddlesticks Education Frog life cycle pack. Some of the resources included in he pack are in the image below.

🐸Visit ponds and wetlands all year round to see the changes in the pond as we cycle through the seasons. Return frequently to see the magic happen. You might like to take along the free pond spotter downloads below when you visit.

Pond Spotters

Pond life spotter of UK plants

Pond life spotter of UK creatures

Daisy and Jack’s Perfect Pond Book Tour

Do check out others in the tour. There’s lots of great thoughts shared and ideas on how to use the book.

#DaisyAndJacksPerfectPond #ENWC #ExploringNatureWithChildren #ENWCPondWeek #ENWCSpringPondWeek

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