A Pond Full of Ink

A Pond Full of Ink

Book - 2014
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This delightfully humorous collection of poems offers children and the young at heart a refreshing, inventive look at the world from the well-known Dutch author, Annie Schmidt. Ordinary events and places become extraordinary adventures full of imagination.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, [2014]
ISBN: 9780802854339
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 27 cm

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Pigmama6
Jan 31, 2017

It is colorfully illustrated by Dutch artist Sieb Posthuma, who was awarded the Gouden Penseel prize for the best illustrated children's book.

BCD2013 Jun 09, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Eclectic, silly, and original by turns, this collection of refreshingly different poems will both charm and entice.
- Betsy Bird

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 22, 2014

It is encouraging to think that though Ms. Schmidt was never brought to America in her lifetime, posthumously her words can fulfill their destiny decades after her death. A Pond Full of Ink does not attempt to be anything other than what it is. A short, smart selection of fun poems for kids of every age. A small clever treat, consider its loaded silliness for your own personal collection.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 22, 2014

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 22, 2014

“A fairy tale author I know / starts work every day when the roosters crow.” So begins the first poem in this collection of children’s poet Annie M.G. Schmidt. Twelve poems, judiciously edited, perfectly selected, are paired with the ribald art of illustrator Sieb Posthuma. Readers who flip through the pages will encounter everything from thieves that covet the moon to a teakettle with musical aspirations. The end result is a collection that is silly, subversive, and sly by turns.

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