"Ernest D. lives in an ordinary house with a pond out back that needs to be explored. After various experiments, Ernest D. declares that his pond had no bottom! This is exceptional news, according to Ernest D. He has always wanted to explore a pond with no bottom! After gathering his supplies, Ernest D. and his trusty dog set out to explore the unknown depths of the pond. Beyond the Pond is imaginative and full of wonder with fantastic illustrations. Read Beyond the Pond and go exploring with Ernest D!"
--Jen— From Picture Book Recommendations
A stunning picture book about the power of imagination, perfect for fans of Extra Yarn and Journey, from debut author-illustrator Joseph Kuefler.
Just behind an ordinary house
filled with too little fun,
Ernest D. decides that today will be the day he explores the depths of his pond.
Beyond the pond, he discovers a not-so-ordinary world that will change him forever.
“A witty, auspicious debut…[with] echoes of Jon Klassen and Wes Anderson.”
“[A] tale of transformation and wonder…reminiscent of Sendak’s Max and his Wild Things.”
“This lovely picture book is a tribute to imagination and the wonder in everyday spaces…will resonate with young readers