Be Thankful for Water
How water sustains our planet
by Harriet Ziefert
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Pub Date 14 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 16 Oct 2023
A gorgeous exploration of water and how it is essential to sustaining life on Earth.
Would life be fun without water? It would not!
Pools for lap swimming, ponds for row boating,
Lazy rivers for paddling and floating,
Canoe in a creek, sail on the blue sea,
And on a big lake stand on one ski.
Snorkel in the ocean, what's down in the deep?
Jump in and splash from a cliff so steep!
Using lilting, rhyming couplets, this book explores the many way that water is essential to our lives and the existence of life on earth. But it doesn’t stop there! Kids will also learn about the many uses of water – and the environmental danger to water posed by pollution and lack of respect for this precious resource. Kids are encouraged to be kind, not only to one another, but to the environment as well.
Kids will view the many forms of water in our lives and will view it in a whole new light after going on an aquatic eco-tour in this gorgeous poem about water.
This book is printed on responsibly sourced, 100% recycled FSC paper.
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Average rating from 3 members
Harriet Ziefert’s rhyming text teaches as it entertains. Brian Fitzgerald’s colorful illustrations are so good they could be sold as posters. What a combination of top-notch text and pictures to teach children how important water is to life on Earth! Be Thankful for Water is an excellent book to include in any STEM library or for teaching about climate change. By the way, does anyone remember the days when Maurice Sendak’s illustrations of a little boy’s naked body were considered scandalous? Perhaps this book proves we’ve matured in how we present such illustrations.
Be Thankful for Water is an eye-opening book about all things related to the importance of water. Young readers will enjoy flipping the pages to discover new ways to appreciate water and all that it is. They will be reminded that water truly is the foundation of life as they read along with this fun book. The illustrations embody the lyrical text, making this a must-have book for all kids. Water is something all people should be thankful for, and this phenomenal book reinforces that concept for young readers.
Be Thankful for Water by Harriet Ziefert
Be Thankful for Water is an educational story that highlights all the benefits of water, how to keep our water clean, and different types of water. This is such a great book for the littles, give them inside to the wide advantages of water and all the many uses. The illustrations are brilliant and a beautiful addition to the story.