BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Review of Watch Over Our Water by Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Millbrook Press
Series: Planet Protectors
Release Date:
Buying Links: Amazon     The Book Depository


Book Blurb (from goodreads):

Earth has a water problem. People need water to live. But only a little of Earth's water is usable. How can you help? Join Trina to find out how to care for Earth's water. Do your part to be a planet protector Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf Books collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun.

Reviewed By: Bea


Bea's Thoughts:


Once again, I managed to choose a book that was not the right age group for the class I teach. I look online for books to review for my classroom and yet I often seem to end up choosing books that are too old for them. Sigh. That said, even when I can't buy them or recommend them for my class, sometimes they are right for one of the classrooms. That's the case with this book.

In "Watch Over Our Water" we follow one young girl's quest to find out why there's a water shortage and what can be done about it. The story line is easy to understand, it's really just an excuse on the author's part to present the information. The book contains a lot of information in a short format; the information is clearly presented for children pre-school and older to understand, and it practical. Children, families, and classrooms can easily implement the suggestions provided. The illustrations are cute, and add to what the book is telling us. Even younger kids will enjoy looking at the pictures.


Overall, it's a nice introduction to environmentalism for young children. It's mildly preachy but mostly it's a simple, enjoyable way for children to learn about water conservation.

I received an egalley from the publisher.

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