TITLE: ALL THE WATER IN THE WORLD
AUTHOR: George Ella Lyon
ILLUSTRATOR: Katherine Tillotson
PUBLICATION INFO: Atheneum/Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2011
INTENDED AUDIENCE: grades pre-K through 2nd
GENRE: nonfiction picture book
OPENING and SYNOPSIS:
“All the water in the world … is all the water in the world.”
From the publisher’s Website:
from each of these
But where does
To find out, honey,
turn the page,
with eyes and ears and nose—
at the flow
of this great world’s
THEMES/TOPICS: science, water cycle
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: This is my favorite kind of nonfiction picture book. Lyon’s voice is so strong and lyrical that children will be swept up in the poetry. They may not even realize that they are learning something until the end.
- George Ella Lyon provides a teacher’s guide on her site.
- The EPA has this lesson plan on the water cycle for grades K-3 and 4-6.
- The US Geological Survey has a cartoon infographic about the water cycle, here. They also have a graphic available as a placemat. Now you can think about the water cycle when you have a glass of water with dinner.
- For grades 3-5, check out Scholastic’s Study Jams lesson plan on the water cycle.
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