Title: Water, Water Author: Eloise Greenfield Illustrator: Jan Spivey Gilchrist Publisher: New York; Harper Festival
Genre: Books for Infants and Toddlers Level: Beginner Number of pages: 19 Pub. Date: 1999
This simple book follows a young boy as he sees water in his everyday life. The young boy is seen with his family. In the end the young boy drinks the water showing that water is good to drink.
This book uses short sentences that are easy to read. This book uses sight words including: my, see, and the. Also the pictures show exactly what the text is talking about. There is only one sentence on each page. Another cool thing about this book is that the pages are thick and easy for small hands with little fine motor movement to turn.
I think this would be a good book for children who live in an area with lots of water because it would put names to the water they see everyday. This book is also good for children who aren’t exposed to water because it shows them a part of the world they are unfamiliar with. Also I like that the main character in this book is African American. This makes the book more multicultural.
After: Talk about where the child sees water in their everyday life.