The illustrations of A Different Pond show the beauty and magic of a starlit sky reflected in a body of water. No matter how simple the activities taking place – gathering sticks, laughing at jokes, catching fish – they all seem more special and significant against the gorgeous backdrop. With a few simple art supplies, your little readers can create their own Sky/Pond reflection paintings.
Author Bio Phi discusses the lack of biographic picture books about Asian and Asian American historical figures and who he’d love to see acknowledged.
Sneak a peek inside A Different Pond and see how Thi Bui brought Bao Phi’s words to life.
Bao Phi, author of A Different Pond, stops by the podcast to talk about expressing gratitude, a generation working hard invisibly, and being thankful for having distance from childhood attitudes.