This simple counting book explores the life of a pond and its plants and animals through rich, detailed illustrations. On each page, another goldfish joins its friends next to the water lily in the pond, while other animals appear around them, and readers can draw inferences from the changes across the illustrations. Endnotes provide descriptions of the plants and animals students will discover in the striking, dynamic illustrations. Useful as a read-aloud in K-3 classrooms to explore the elements of a pond ecosystem, as well as for buddy or independent reading, and inquiry work. Log in to read the full review.