Tuesday, July 16, 2013
All the water in the world
Author: George Ella Lyon
Illustrator: Katherine Tillotson
Publication Year: 2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: School Library Journal & Booklist starred reviews, CBCC Choices, ALA Notable
Summary: The text is a poem all about water, where it comes from and why it is important. The words are very kid friendly and the water cycle is explained in a friendly way (along with a great vertical spread!) The illustrations are based on collages made from gorgeous hand-made papers. The colors are vivid and the spreads are beautiful.
Classroom Ideas: There are wonderful words here, including onomatopoeia (wobble), personification (Thirsty air licks...sips...guzzles) and alliteration (cascaded from clouds, meandered down mountains, wavered over waterfalls). This can also be included in a Science study of water and the water cycle.