In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
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I recently bought a book that was first published in 1998, then reprinted in 2008, and then again in 2011. That shows staying power, especially in a non-fiction picture book.
The Drop in my Drink, The Story of water on our planet written by Meredith Hooper, illustrated by Chris Coady – Non-Fiction picture book – I specifically purchased this book for two of my year levels’ inquiry units when they were focusing on “How the World Works” and water inquiry projects. It is one of those books that is lengthy but drives the powerful message of the importance of water home to the reader. Especially if you want readers to understand how important and long water is to sustaining our planet. I personally started thinking of the disturbing dystopic novel, Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, thinking about the changes in her novel after the moon moves closer to earth and damages our ecosystem, tides, water cycles, and more. I think it was because a portion of the book mentions that water is impacted by human’s actions…
Goodreads Summary: “This is the story of a drop of water, told by a gifted science writer and illustrated with remarkable paintings. Where does this marvellous liquid come from? How does it behave? Meredith Hooper takes us back thousands of years to see where the Earth’s water came from, and how life began in the oceans and later moved onto land. She describes the water cycle, the relationship between water and living things and between water and erosion. She also discusses important environmental issues and provides a fascinating collection of water facts.”
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