Series Made Simple, SLJ November 2017

REVIEW of Water All Around Us:

PreS-Gr 2–This unique set puts the focus squarely on natural water forms, from clouds to oceans, rivers to lakes. Each title provides a simple introduction to the topic, defining terms and concepts, and then launches into a song that is designed to engage learners and help them remember specific aspects of water, such as the different kinds of precipitation. The writing is accessible and geared toward young students, and the songs are catchy and repetitive—not trite or treacly. The artwork is child-friendly and doodlelike, done with bold black sketches that are filled in with two primary colors. Song lyrics, sheet music, and a QR code are provided in the back matter. VERDICT An excellent medium for collaborative teaching, ­bringing science and music together into the classroom.

ea vol: Higgins, Nadia. illus. by Sara Infante. 24p. (Water All Around Us). further reading. glossary. w/CD. Cantata Learning. Sept. 2017. lib. ed. $33.99. pap. $7.95.



Bodies of Water

Hop On the Water Cycle

Types of Precipitation

What Kind of Clouds?


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