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Drip. Sip. Pour me a cup. Water is water heats up.Whirl. Swirl. Watch it curl by. Steam is steam cools high.This spare, poetic picture book follows a group of kids as they move through all the different phases of the water cycle. From rain to fog to snow to mist, talented author Miranda Paul and the always remarkable Jason Chin (Redwoods, Coral ReefDrip. Sip. Pour me a cup. Water is water heats up.Whirl. Swirl. Watch it curl by. Steam is steam cools high.This spare, poetic picture book follows a group of kids as they move through all the different phases of the water cycle. From rain to fog to snow to mist, talented author Miranda Paul and the always remarkable Jason Chin (Redwoods, Coral Reefs, Island, Gravity) combine to create a beautiful and informative journey in this innovative nonfiction picture book that will leave you thirsty for more....

Title : Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle
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ISBN : 9781596439849
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
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Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle Reviews

  • Laura
    2018-11-25 06:27

    “Water is…everywhere!”In the *crack* of ice, splash of a puddle and the soft, slow glide of fog. Water Is Water breaks down the way water moves through nature in seasons and all its different forms. From the faucet to the clouds to the rivers. Come see...This book is a wonderful source of facts and fun and beauty. Every page is a piece of art. Nature, colors, and faces accompany and highlight the simple, poetic words. Gorgeous words and images! My eyes loved and locked on the colors. They looked so alive! The art is filled with vibrant leaves, expressive faces, and details and animals hidden away in every corner. Look for the cat! :DThe last few pages are filled with perfectly splayed out facts about water in people, animals, and nature. Very clear facts to understand and identify with for any and all ages. I enjoyed and learned so much in this beautiful book.Recommended read.

  • Maren Prestegaard
    2018-11-30 23:33

    Non-fiction was NOT this good when I was a kid.

  • Laura Harrison
    2018-11-15 00:41

    Absolutely remarkable picture book. The title is putting people off it seems. An incredible shame because the info and particularly the artwork are mind blowing. Detailed, clever and beautiful. I always liked the illustrator-now I love him! One of my top favorite 5 picture books of 2015 so far.

  • Tegan (The Rowdy Librarian)
    2018-11-10 23:45

    Absolutely beautiful! The illustrations are gorgeous and I love the storytelling. A great non-fiction book that will keep a reader's attention.

  • Hannah
    2018-12-04 00:19

    I cannot stop thinking about Water Is Water. It is early yet, but it might just be my favorite picture book of 2015. The text or art alone will take your breath away, but the combination? Mind-blowing. And it is nonfiction. And it features a diverse cast of characters. Drip. Sip.Pour me a cup.Water iswater unless...And with that lyrical opening, readers are taken on a journey through the different states of water as it cycles through the seasons. From steamy summers to rainy, foggy autumns to snowy, icy winters to muddy springs, water is all around us (and in us!) all the time. Instead of just showing water in nature, Chin’s stunningly realistic illustrations put it in the context of the lives of a group of kids, as they splash in their pond or in puddles, build snowmen and start snowball fights, and press cider from their family’s apple orchard. You’ll want to read this book over and over to find all the little details Chin includes, and you’ll begin to realize that each child, especially the brother and sister featured in each spread, have distinct personalities that make them nearly jump off the page. Paul’s poetic text lends the book a beautiful rhythm that pauses in all the right places, giving the readers space to absorb the information and enjoy the gorgeous imagery. Extensive yet engaging backmatter rounds out the book, emphasizing the importance of water conservation in a clear, concise way. Imaginative yet informative, this book will have readers happily immersed in the world of water.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2018-12-04 05:26

    A spare, poetic picture book depicting a group of children as they experience all the different phases of the water cycle. Beautifully illustrations by Jason Chin. See also Walter Wick's A Drop of Water.

  • Danielle
    2018-11-12 06:17

    Beautiful and informative. Really well done.

  • Kristen
    2018-12-03 01:44

    This book is amazing!

  • Jason
    2018-11-27 22:22

    I want to live in a world drawn by Jason Chin.

  • Rachel Freeman
    2018-11-16 01:42

    Nonfiction: Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul "Water is Water" is an extremely creative take on a nonfiction text about the water cycle. Instead of just simply providing the reader with information regarding the various parts and steps of the water cycle, the author pairs the various parts of the water cycle with descriptive words and simple explanations through what people are experiencing or doing. Each part of the cycle is paired beautifully with intricate, well-thought out illustrations. If there is something I enjoyed most throughout the book, it was the lovely illustrations and the way each page leads to the next. I thought it was also very creative of the author to show the water cycle throughout the four seasons. At the end of the book, there is a thorough scientific description of the water cycle. The author explains how they have chosen to represent the water cycle through a cup of water and the way this cup of water goes through the various processes to become different states of water. I thought this really added to the book and provided a great description to how the water cycle is represented since some of the steps may not be obvious to those first learning the water cycle. Since this book is not direct about which part of the water cycle it is describing then I would not use this in the first lessons taught about the water cycle. Instead, I would use this after students have become somewhat familiar with the water cycle. This book would act as a great tool of merging writing with science. After reading both the book and the description of how the water cycle was described and shown, I would discuss with students how we can creatively talk about the various topics of science like the water cycle. Then, I would have students complete their own creative descriptive writing piece about the water cycle. This would also be a great book to illustrate how nonfiction books are not all just direct information and can be written in a creative fashion that may sometimes appear to be fiction.

  • Christy Eanes
    2018-12-09 06:25

    I would use this set of twin texts as a science lesson. Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle tells of the different phases of the water cycle, including rain, mist, snow and fog. The twin text fiction book of The Little Raindrop (by Joanna Gray, 2014) tells the story of a single raindrop that makes its journey through the water cycle. The fiction book is a fun way to introduce the lesson on the Earth’s water cycle. It’s full of pastel-colored pictures that make it entertaining to follow the path of the raindrop. This enhances the students’ learning by engaging them in the topic through pictures and an exciting story. Following that up with Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle can help put the water cycle into perspective from a real-life standpoint. Before beginning the lesson, I would have the students complete a K-W-L chart which can be done independently or with an elbow partner. They would write down what they already know about the water cycle, including the different forms of water and where water comes from. The class would then share their ideas and form questions about what they want to know. We would then dive into the reading portion. After reading the books, the students will write down what they learned, keeping in mind the questions they had previously written down. It would be fun for the class to perform their own type of science experiment about the water cycle with the knowledge gained through this lesson.

  • Samantha
    2018-11-18 22:16

    A rhyming read aloud about the water cycle that sets up a nice format and sticks with it successfully. Each two page spread uses descriptive language to explain a stage of the water cycle and uses the word "unless" to lead to a change in the cycle.Watercolor and gouache illustrations are simply beautiful. A racially diverse cast of characters enjoy and celebrate nature in all its glory throughout every spread.Back matter introduces vocabulary and water cycle specific terminology to review each stage presented in the book. Other pages included in the back matter provide interesting facts about creatures and their unique percentages of water makeup, an emphasis on water conservation, and a further reading section and sselect bibliography.Excellent classroom resource for grades 3-5.

  • Rachel
    2018-11-28 22:37

    Impressive art accompanies this unique look at the water cycle, expressed in limited, rhyming text. There are numerous nonfiction books available on the water cycle, but this is a stand-out for many reasons. In simplistic and accurate terms, it describes how water moves through different states beyond the obvious. For example, it mentions steam and fog. It also asks the reader to use prediction and analysis to understand the nature of the water cycle. At the end of the book, the author includes detailed information on the water cycle. She describes how characters in the book (e.g. cat or tree) are made up of water and by what percentage. She further describes the transfer of liquids to air to solids in the water cycle using details in the book. Truly, this simplistic title is an excellent educational tool and lovely piece of art. Highly recommend.

  • Maddie Buller
    2018-12-08 06:34

    Twin Text:Ghigna, C. (2012). "We need water." Picture Window Books: North Mankato. I would use these books in science curriculum. "Water is Water" details the many forms that water takes. "We Need Water" describes different areas that water can be found in daily life. I would have students create a K-W-L chart for these two books. Prior to reading "We Need Water" students would write down what they already know about water, how they use water, the different forms that they know water takes, etc. After reading "We Need Water" students would write down further questions they have about water. Then we would read "Water is Water." Students would then write down what they learned. For example, they could have written down a question like, “What does water do to dirt?” Then, after reading "Water is Water," they would know that water when mixed with dirt creates mud.

  • Joan
    2018-11-12 02:20

    This was a delightful book! I hope it gets the Siebert Honor in January! It is an incredibly simple yet readable book on the water cycle. The book would make a great nonfiction title for story time to work with Common Core STEM titles. It is an explanation in poetic language as to the many different forms water can take, including, in us. The back matter includes a more succinct explanation of what the water cycle is including the percentage various objects, including people have of water in them. The illustrations are lovely, which is no surprise with Chin as illustrator. Librarians really should take a look at this book for story hour, and keep an eye open for more books by Paul!

  • Kristine Hansen
    2018-11-14 22:32

    A rainy afternoon is the perfect time to sit down and read this book. Lots of opportunity to discuss water in our world with your child, but a little bit confusing as we go from item to item, not really following the water cycle at all (throwing in apples seemed an odd choice to bring things full circle though I get where they're coming from). I think what makes this book good is the beautiful illustrations. Overall, not the best on the topic, but enjoyable enough to look at that I would read it again with my kids anyway.

  • Heidi-Marie
    2018-11-19 04:41

    A fairly simple way to explain parts of the water cycle. And even seasons! There is much discussion that can be had with this book, especially if in a lap-read. Worth trying in storytime.7/20/16 Not bad. Used as beginner in "W is for..." theme. I think the kids liked the pictures, and what was happening. Tried to draw their attention to what was happening in the pictures aside from what the words were saying. Overall not bad. Not amazing, but it worked.

  • Agnė
    2018-11-11 22:27

    4.5 out of 5One of the most poetic and imaginative presentations of the water cycle I have ever seen.And the illustrations are gorgeous......and dynamic.And the additional information in the back matter is very informative and surprisingly engaging.And... And... Simply excellent!

  • Barb Middleton
    2018-11-16 02:45

    A beautiful nonfiction book on the water cycle. Grade 1 students loved it as a read aloud. They liked guessing what was on the following pages as to what state the water would change - liquid to solid, etc. Would be good with the liquid and solid curriculum unit as an introduction. I liked the word choices used by the author with a mixture of rhymes and alliteration.

  • Rebecca
    2018-12-01 01:39

    Brilliant! Going to recommend this next time the water cycle questions come up. This well-rhymed book (illustrated by the great Jason Chin) shows the various forms of water through two sibling's seasons, even including apples into apple cider. Bonus points for making the family mixed-race and making their country house a place I totally want to live.

  • Kifflie
    2018-11-20 00:29

    A unique and interesting take on the water cycle, gorgeously illustrated by Jason Chin. There is so much going on with every page, even beyond the simple text about the different states that water can have.The colors jump out at you. The multiracial cast of kids has fun all year round, in all different kinds of weather -- it made me want to join them in their games.Terrific work.

  • Debby Baumgartner
    2018-12-02 00:40

    Child friendly presentation of how water moves and changes shape and form.

  • Sara
    2018-11-23 06:37

    THIS IS SO PERFECT. Everything about it is perfect. The rhyme, the water cycle info, the rhythm and cadence...definitely using this the next time I do a water cycle or weather story time.

  • Adrienne Furness
    2018-12-08 01:29

    I am completely and totally in love with this book. I could gush about just the particular shade of blue of the endpapers for quite a while, and I feel like that about pretty much every spread.

  • Melissa Gorzelanczyk
    2018-12-07 06:35

    This book is a beautiful, entertaining way to teach kids about science. Can I frame every page?

  • Melissa Cameron mihalyov
    2018-12-07 02:27

    Gorgeous watercolors. Beautiful scenery! So far, my Caldecott pick.

  • Melissa
    2018-11-24 00:39

    We discovered this book through Emily Arrow's wonderful "Storytime Singalong" album - and you can check out the accompanying video for her Water is Water song here: was a beautifully illustrated book where each page showed water in one of its many forms: solid, liquid, gas, etc. But even more than that it showed each form in multiple scenarios: steam rising from the ground after a steamy summer thunderstorm as well as steam rising from a cup of hot cocoa, clouds in the sky as well as fog near the ground, etc. It was brilliantly done with minimal words to make the science of water easily understood by the littlest readers. And on top of that, there were lots of mini-stories told in each of the illustrations that could be discussed with readers too: how it showed water through all four seasons, how it illustrated the same pair of siblings and their various friends, the running theme of one little boy's fascination with catching various reptiles and amphibians, etc. And for the slightly more advanced readers, the last few pages gave more detailed explanations of the science behind the various forms of water as well as providing a short list of other resources should your child be intrigued to learn more. Just a wonderful book, all around!

  • Tyler Weidman
    2018-12-12 01:42

    Water is Water is a book about the Water Cycle. It starts with water, then becomes steam, clouds, fog, etc. The book is full of cute poems and illustrations about what happens to water as it heats up, or freezes. At the end of the book, there is information and graphs about the water cycle itself. I would pair this with Split! Splat! (Amy Gibson, 2012). I would use a webbing activity for these twin texts. I would start by reading Split! Splat! I would probably do some sort of fun activity like water tables for young kids or pretend to jump in puddles. With primary grades, you could have them bring in rain gear for the day, such as rain boots, hat, raincoat, umbrella, etc. to wear while the story is told. I would then make a web on the board and have the students share things they can think that have to do with water and the water cycle and categories they can think of with water. Then I would read aloud Water is Water. While I read the students are encouraged to write down any new words they can think of that we can add to the web. After reading, I would have students share what they came up with until our web is complete. This would be a cross-over with science.

  • Ramon Requena
    2018-12-12 01:24

    This book is about water, its cycle, and how it changes through the seasons and what does or changes in the environment. This way of learning about water is clever as it appears to be in a hands-on format as the reader sees and reads about water in action. The way water is narrated on through the seasons is interesting as it is seen what happens to water and what effects it has on its surroundings, this is very informative yet simplistic.The media used is a combination of water color paint and colored pencil. The art is divided by the background being drawn in water paint while the close-up art is in detailed pencil. This style gives a complex visualization of the phases of water and its effects on nature. This all blends into a synergy that benefits the topic of the book.I really enjoyed this way of explaining facts about water, and I wished I had read this when I was younger. I think this is a key book to have in an elementary class. For lessons on the water cycle, this book can be key in explaining how the different phases water affect the world.

  • Janis
    2018-11-28 00:27

    (Nominated for the North Carolina Children's Book Award)I so wanted to love this book as it started with great promise. I do love it--the poems full of anticipation and making me eager to turn the page. I spy 2 problems, though:1. What about hail? Miranda Paul does a great job with spare verse going through different stages of the water cycle and different forms of water but forgot about hail. I double-checked with her summary in the back. I know exactly where it should have gone, too. *sigh*2. She added some unneeded verses about apples, tying their water content into the theme of the book, but it really just ended up being confusing, even with the informational section in the back. She should have saved that for another book!So...some absolutely lovely elements to it, but knocked down to 3 stars for its problems.