Water Is Water
By Angie Quantrell @AngieQuantrell
Water Is Water, A Book About the Water Cycle
By Miranda Paul
Illustrations by Jason Chin
(Roaring Book Press, 2015)
Water Is Water, A Book About the Water Cycle, is a beautifully illustrated picture book featuring poetic text that invites readers to live the life of water.
I discovered this book during March Madness for picture books, ReFoReMo (Read For Research Month) and fell in love. Water is the main topic, but the storyline is about children playing throughout the seasons in the different forms water takes.
Fog, rain, snow, hail, water, steam, clouds, puddles, ice. Don’t fear, this book does not read as educational but is engaging and full of rich language. Fun water facts and more about water features at the end of the book add drops of trivia about water for interested readers.
Water Is Water is the perfect book for easy reading and fun learning at home or in a classroom.
Take a Bath
Really. Take a bubble bath. Play for a bit with plastic scoops, cups, and funnels.
~ Observe the water. How does it move? What does it smell like? How does it feel? Taste a little bit from the faucet.
~ Look for different forms of water. Do you have drips falling from your hair (like rain), fog on your mirrors (steam), and puddles on the floor? You probably won’t find ice or snow, but that’s ok.
~ Hang your towel after you dry off. How does it feel? Come back the next day. How does it feel now? Where did the water go?
~ List the different forms of water you see around your house.
Water is pretty amazing, isn’t it?
What is your favorite form of water? Why?
I’d love to hear your answers.