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A DEEP DIVE OF DISCOVERY
Tour the world of water with a helpful raindrop.
This intriguing, oversized title combines science and story to explore water in all its forms. Chapters of fact alternate with stories from #ownvoices contributors about water from all over the world: Vanuatu, India, England, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Peru, and St. Lucia. They’re based on or written in the form of traditional tales. Short biographies of the storytellers are part of the backmatter. But facts come first. Even before the first story, readers learn why they should care about this subject: 71% of our planet is covered in water, but less than 1% of that water is good for humans to drink! A world map (with labeled oceans and continents) serves as a kind of second table of contents, showing where the stories came from and pointing out the locations of some of the topics covered and some water wonders. Mihaly explores different water forms, the water cycle, the importance of water to life, salt and fresh water, water power, and water use and conservation. Fold-out page wings add further information; fold-up tabs reveal activities, experiments, and actions to preserve and protect water. Mihaly has a way with words; her explanations are clear and her language well chosen, with pleasing alliteration. (Glaciers are “massive, mountainous mounds of ice.”) She addresses readers directly, with respect for their capacity. Thoughtful, engaging design and lively illustrations add further appeal.
Oceanic in scope—but clear and refreshing. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 6-12)
Pub Date: Sept. 17, 2021
Page Count: 64
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Publisher: Barefoot Books
Review Posted Online: June 16, 2021
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 2021
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