Wednesday, May 6, 2020

THIS RAINDROP (Has a Billion Stories to Tell) by Linda Ragsdale [Review & Giveaway]

Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Flowerpot Press
ISBN-13: 978-1486718177
My thoughts:  What a beautiful introduction to the life cycle of water told in a rather unique fashion with illustrations and textual positioning that provides interest and enjoyment.

Using a vocabulary and alliteration that is most likely beyond the age to which this book is targeted, it does, however, open the reader to share with the young listener the beauty of alliteration and to build their vocabulary in a way that is subtle and yet intentional.

This little drop of water has supposedly been here from the beginning cycling through cloud, rain, sea, river, on leaves and hills, flowing over and watering Earth's plants, people, and critters.

So while not a technical book, it does teach about the cycle of water. While the vocabulary uses words not familiar to young children, it begins to introduce the listener to unknown words identifiable in the illustrations. And while the alliteration is probably lost on the young listener, it is a beautiful exposure of this literary device that will benefit them throughout life.

"This drip is a master of mysteries!
Its magical molecules morph into thin air
then shape-shift back into something new,
like a single drop of dew in the morning."  

"Water is a witness to the wonders of the world."

"... sagas and secrets of travelers throughout time."

What an entertaining, educational book.

About the book: This beautiful tale follows a raindrop’s journey on Earth; from the time of the dinosaurs to the creation of the earliest cities an
d beyond. It explains how Earth has depended on the same water supply throughout its existence by flowing and falling all around us, fueling and forming much of what we have seen and used for millions of years.

Featuring a beautiful arlin paper cover with foil text enhancements and educational back matter including an explanation of the water cycle, the importance of water conservation, and resources for further reading, this book introduces a new understanding of our planet and encourages mindfulness and action when it comes to caring for the environment.
In partnership with Trees for the Future (TREES), each book sold plants a tree.
Begins May 7
Ends May 31 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely give. Winner's prize is provided by publisher and/or publicist.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting book! It looks like one that my students would enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance to win!


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