WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: Water is Water by Miranda Paul


Drip. Sip. Pour me a cup. Water is water unless...it heats up.
Whirl. Swirl. Watch it curl by. Steam is steam unless...it cools high.

This spare, poetic picture book follows a group of kids as they move through all the different phases of the water cycle. From rain to fog to snow to mist, talented author Miranda Paul and the always remarkable Jason Chin (Redwoods, Coral Reefs, Island, Gravity) combine to create a beautiful and informative journey in this innovative nonfiction picture book that will leave you thirsty for more.


There are some authors or illustrators that I automatically buy the works of just because I know that they will be fabulous.  Jason Chin is one of those illustrators.  This book is so beautiful, I enjoyed just looking at it. The diverse characters portrayed was a great touch.  The text is also beautiful the way the poetry highlights the water cycle, the various states that water appears in throughout.  I loved the fact that not only is the book itself a work of art but it's also a great teaching tool that works wonderfully for teaching younger children about a very important aspect of the world.  A book that I recommend you get your hands on if you can.


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