Beyond The Pond
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Auther Joseph Kuefler answers the age-old question, "What lies beneath?" in this tale of transformation and wonder. Ernest D. is a curious boy living in an ordinary house. He is also in need of something fun to do. So one day, he decides to explore the depths of his pond. His unsuccessful attempts to plumb it using a stick, a fishing pole, and a stone lead him to conclude that his pond must be bottomless. Thrilled by this realization, he gathers exploration gear and dives in with his dog. At first, they are met with familiar pond life—fish and frogs—but soon some unexpected discoveries reveal themselves: squid, sharks, and sunken treasures. Eventually, Ernest surfaces into a fantastical world. Here dinosaurs roam the Earth with squirrels, monkeys, and a mouse riding a miniature unicorn. Then these joyous sights give way to scary shadows, bats, and monsters. In a scene reminiscent of Sendak's Max and his Wild Things, Ernest D. bravely banishes the brutes and is rewarded with a magnificent rainbow sunrise. Now completely satisfied with his "exceptional" discovery, he swims back to his end of the pond, where his house and all that surround it no longer seem ordinary at all. Ernest D.'s change in perception is reflected in color and detail. In the beginning, his world is empty and gray. Upon his return, light and life abound. Kuefler uses a combination of mixed media and photographed textures in his digital illustrations on heavy matte paper to create a nearly tangible reading experience.

recommended ages: 4 to 8

$ 17.99


every child is unique in his or her size 


as a general rule to sizing, always follow the child's body measurements rather than age. we design our clothes to these specific measurements.






newborn 16" 17" 21"
6 months 17" 18"


12 months 18" 19" 31.5"
18 months 19" 19" 34"
2 years 20" 20" 36"
3 years 21" 20.5" 38.5"
4-5 years 21/22" 21" 41 - 43" 
6-7 years 23/24" 22" 45.5 - 48"
8-9 years 25/26" 23" 50.5 - 52.5"
10-11 years 27/28" 24" 55.5 - 57.5"
12 years 29/30" 25" 59.5 - 61.5"


essentials collection color chart

these are color swatches for items that are found in the essentials collection.

navy blue












soft gray

pointelle diamond

pointelle branch

pointelle twist

pointelle cream