Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: October 6, 2015
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.
Like any classic fantasy, the pond behind Ernest D's house is a portal to an amazing world. There are the usual things that one expects to find in a small pond: fish, sharks, squids, and birds. Yes, birds. Like Max in Where the Wild Things Are, Ernest discovers a magical world on the other side of his pond. As much fun as he has there though, he soon finds himself missing home and so he returns.
Fantastically fun and beautifully illustrated, Beyond the Pond felt very classic in its execution, but will feel brand new for its intended audience.