Saturday, October 15, 2016

WATER IS WATER: A Book About The Water Cycle by Miranda Paul / Book Review

By: Miranda Paul
Illustrated by: Jason Chin
Published by: Roaring Book Press
Released on: 5/26/15
Ages: All 
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 5 Owlets
Source: ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest review 

Drip. Sip. Pour me a cup. Water is water heats up.
Whirl. Swirl. Watch it curl by. Steam is steam cools high.

This spare, poetic picture book follows a group of kids as they move through all the different phases of the water cycle. From rain to fog to snow to mist, talented author Miranda Paul and the always remarkable Jason Chin (Redwoods, Coral Reefs, Island, Gravity) combine to create a beautiful and informative journey in this innovative nonfiction picture book that will leave you thirsty for more.

A poetic, and beautifully illustrated picture book that follows two siblings through out the year as they enjoy all the fun and various phases of the water cycle. From splashing in puddles, to playing in the snow, to planting a garden in the mud, to watching the clouds, this book covers all the basics of the cycle of water, and does so in a charming way. 

This is story details all the ways water and it's cycle are enjoyed through out the year, and during each season. Simple words, and vivid imaginary are found on each page of this book. Much of the magic of being a child, and playing outdoors is beautifully captured in the book's illustrations. From running off the end of docks to jump into the river, or running through sprinkles, to jumping into puddles, or laying on my back watching the clouds go by. It was incredibly easy to reminisce about the water fun I had during my childhood.

WATER IS WATER is one of our favorite picture books! From the writing to the illustrations, we loved everything about this book. I highly recommend this book! It's a great book to have in any personal library as well as school / classroom library. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~