At the Pond
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About the Author
GERALDO VALÉRIO was born in Brazil, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Drawing, followed by a Master of Arts at New York University. His books, which frequently receive starred reviews, include Two Green Birds, My Book of Butterflies, At the Pond (Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award honor book), Blue Rider, Turn On the Night and Night Runners. His work has been published in Canada, the US, Brazil, Portugal, France, the UK and China. Geraldo lives in Toronto, Ontario.
A provocative drama inviting readers to question their own behaviors toward all of the creatures in their orbits.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Full-bleed double-page complex illustrations move the story from monotones to brilliant colors, creating a magical world of joy.-- "Booklist"
[Geraldo] deftly explores the nature of true friendship and love in his newest creation with a beautifully presented story that will be enjoyed by children ages 3-7 and will be considered a unique and prized addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.-- "Midwest Book Review"
[At the Pond] can be used to foster imagination and to teach about respect for the natural environment as well as domesticated pets.-- "Canadian Review of Materials"
Valério uses simple crayon illustrations that clearly convey the message of the book about friendship and freedom.-- "Vancouver Writers Fest"