Friday, September 5, 2014
Water Can Be...
by Laura Purdie Salas; illus. by Violeta Dabija
32 pages; ages 5-8
Millbrook Press, 2014
This is a book you can fall in love with just by the cover. Really- who can resist frogs lazing about on lily pads?
Though Water Can Be starts out with spring, it's a perfect read-aloud for a rainy fall day. Because, halfway through - after all the cool things that water can be in spring and summer, we get to this:
Water is water-
it's fog, frost, and sea.
When autumn comes chasing,
water can be a...
From waterways for salmon migration to snowflakes for winter decoration, Salas explores different ways water can be - and different states: liquid and solid (at least in colder weather)
At the back she includes notes that explain a bit more about the things water can be, as well as a glossary and some suggested reading for curious kids who want to know more.
In my garden water can be: a magnifying lens (drop of water hanging from a leaf-tip); bee drinking fountain (water collecting in depressions), mushroom sprouters, soil soakers, seed-feeders.
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