Take a trip to a pond. See fish, cattails, dragonflies, turtles, and other interesting plants and animals that live there. Take a ride in the water on a canoe. You never know what you’ll find at a pond! This nonfiction Beginning-to-Read book features engaging, informative text and beautiful full-color photographs, which work together to foster independent reading.. This book can be paired with What’s in the Pond, Dear Dragon?, its twin text fiction counterpart. Reading reinforcement pages include a word list and activities to strengthen early literacy skills, such as understanding the craft and structure of informational text, key vocabulary words, foundation skills, close reading, and fluency. This popular series meets the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts and can be used with beginning readers to practice reading high-frequency words, expand comprehension of informational text, and improve oral language skills.