Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Water Cycle

Myra Calvani's book, The Water Cycle, is a good one to use for teaching science to young children.
The information is presented in an amusing way so even little kids can understand it, while the educational activities at the end will be helpful for teachers and homeschooling parents.

Unlike most books on this topic, Calvani mentions some of the negative things about the water cycle such as the possibility of floods and being painfully hit by hail. Children need to be aware of things like that.

The illustrations by Alexander Morris communicate a lot through the expressions of people and animals and his personalized depictions of the raindrops, clouds, and other aspects of the water cycle are cute and amusing.

This book is the first in the Waterplay Series and I expect future books in the series to be equally as informative and amusing.

10 comments:

mross said...

Sounds like a wonderful teaching tool for sharing a rather complicated subject to young children. Thanks for sharing!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Yes, it does. Thank you for commenting.

Susanne Drazic said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

Janet Ann Collins said...

It is.

Donna McDine said...

Thanks for your terrific review. We appreciate you support!

All the best,
Donna

Janet Ann Collins said...

You're welcome.

Nancy Stewart said...

Yes, I see a real need for a book like this, especially now, with water being such a precious comodity. Fine topic and nice, as usual, review!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Nancy, I hadn't thought about the current weather situations influencing the need for this book, but you're certainly right that they do. Some areas are having droughts while others have more storms than usual so kids in lots of areas need to understand the water cycle.

BarbaraB said...

I think it's great when science can be presented in a fun way.

Janet Ann Collins said...

I agree, Barbara.