it’s my pond by claire garralon. Pub. Book Island, 2016.
This multi layered picture book has some depth and a lot to say about the human condition. It is for everybody but a great junior story with much to discuss and think about.
Yellow duck sees a nice pond and claims it for his own. White duck sees the pond too and negotiates to share it with yellow duck. Then many ducks of different colours take their share and all is tense as each duck guards his/her own piece of pond.
Black duck arrives and tells them they all look miserable and that ponds should be fun places. They all agree and things are fine.
Suddenly everything changes. To find out what it is you will need to read the book yourself but be warned it is brilliant.
Simple written text and easy on the eye primary coloured illustrations. You will love it.