At the Pond, published by Scholastic Canada, is a finalist for
the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards in Young People’s Literature – Illustrated
Proudly displaying GG sticker
I’ll let Scholastic describe the book:
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 peaceful meditation on nature and a unique and beautiful world for readers of all ages to enjoy.
Continue the learning journey at the end of the book, where you’ll find more information on all the animals that call the pond home. (From Scholastic Canada
I’m honoured to be on the list with 4 other beautiful books sharing the nominations. My congratulations to my fellow nominees
& Please check out my links in the coming days on how this, as well as my other books, have come together.
Two new books for fall 2018!
If you’re a turkey, it’s not really a good time around Thanksgiving. Or Foxes.
That was on my mind when I painted my favorite turkey, the one in ‘Henny Penny.’
Henny Penny was my second book. I was in Germany at the time and turkeys aren’t the tradition there that they are in Canada. Finding one to paint wasn’t easy. I ended up using reference from photos, but had a great time with Turkey Lurkey never the less.
In the book it’s never clear whether he ended up dinner for Foxy Loxy or whether there was a feathered getaway.
When I visit schools I always ask for a sequel for what may have happened after they entered the Foxy Loxy’s den. One day I want to do another book: The True Story of Henny Penny.
If you think you know, feel free to send it, and if it’s good….we may just be working together.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving if you are reading it in Canada, or a bit later in the land south of us.
Off to tell the King!
I’ve been splashing a lot of green paint in the last few weeks for my new book. It’s been fun drawing and painting frogs. I haven’t done that since ‘In My Backyard.’
These are practice pictures. Painting water lilies has been a challenge. I’ll be doing quite a few more to get it right.
pencil study of a frog