WATER: A DEEP DIVE OF DISCOVERY
By Christy Mihaly, illustrated by Mariona Cabassa
Barefoot Books WATER: A Deep Dive of Discovery, illustrated by Mariona Cabassa, lets you tour the world of water, guided by a helpful water droplet character. This oversized picture book is filled with features like fold-out flaps, gatefolds, maps, activities, and experiments. It was a Gold Winner of the Nautilus Book Awards, recognizing "better books for a better world."
Kirkus Review gave it a starred review. Among other things, the reviewer said:
"Mihaly has a way with words; her explanations are clear and her language well chosen, with pleasing alliteration. (Glaciers are “massive, mountainous mounds of ice.”) She addresses readers directly, with respect for their capacity. Thoughtful, engaging design and lively illustrations add further appeal."
I've posted thoughts about using this book to talk with kids about climate change, here, and additional activities to engage kids in thinking about how much water we use, here.
I wrote this book to share with kids the magic and wonder of water, and to encourage them to become water stewards. The United Nations has recommended its use in studying world water issues (putting it on the reading list for the UN Sustainable Development Goals program). I hope you'll dive right in!
If you'd like a personalized, autographed copy, you can order at Bear Pond Books, independent bookstore of Montpelier, Vermont. Click here and then scroll to the bottom of the order form to specify your personalization information. I'll swing by to sign before they ship your book to you. And thank you!