WATER IS WATER by Miranda Paul. Illus. by Jason Chin. New York: Roaring Book Press, 2016. 32p. ISBN 978-159643984-9 hc. $17.99 Gr. K-1 JNF 551.48
The water cycle is explained in simple text and illustrated with kids using water while they participate in everyday activities. The text rhymes as water becomes steam, evaporates into the form of clouds, fog, and rain. As the weather turns cold, water takes on the solid shapes of snow and ice. The playful illustrations by Jason Chin are emphasized by softer watercolor backgrounds, as children find ways to enjoy the water cycle in each kind of weather. The information pages at the back of the book summarizes the water cycle, highlighting scientific vocabulary and recommending some other books on the use and re-use of water.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI