Ponds are quiet, shallow freshwater expanses that are home to a vast and intriguing variety of plants and animals. This attractive and information-packed coloring book — a perfect learning tool for young ecologists — provides detailed, accurate depictions of denizens of various freshwater pond environments. Carefully researched and skillfully rendered by nature artist Annika Bernhard are 45 illustrations of aspects of a beaver pond, a meadow pond, a bog pond, and other freshwater habitats. These ponds provide shelter and nourishment for a painted turtle, yellow pondlilies, white-tailed deer, whirligig beetles, a giant water bug, tadpoles, a muskrat, a great blue heron, and many other forms of wildlife and vegetation. Fact-filled descriptive captions identify the plants and animals in a fascinating collection sure to delight nature lovers and colorists.