Monday, April 23, 2012

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Books 4 Learning.

My selection is "All the water inthe world " written by George Ella Lyon with illustrations by KatherineTillotson. 

Lyon has created a delightful introduction to the water cycle  for readers in K-3rd grade.  The text is both engaging and informative using rich language that fills each page with lively rhythms and begs to be read aloud.  The placement of the text reinforces the language with words and letters that move over the page in fluid motion. 

Tillotson's illustrations immerse the reader in her art from the vibrant blues of the endpapers through the surging, flowing movement of water across the pages which contrasts with the browns and tans of thirsty landscapes waiting for this most precious of resources.


Books4Learning said...

Thank you for participating in NonFiction Monday. I have not seen any good books on the water cycle. I will check this one out. Thanks for the review :)

Fats Suela from Gathering Books said...

The artwork reminds me of books by Eric Carle. This post was also timely for Earth Day! Thanks for sharing! :)

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