Barefoot Books Water A Deep Dive of Discovery
Barefoot Books Water
A Deep Dive of Discovery
Written by Christy Mihaly
Illustrated by Mariona Cabassa
Immerse yourself in fascinating facts about water! This comprehensive yet accessible exploration of water will help young readers understand many aspects of one of our planet's most precious resources – and how they can protect it. A friendly water droplet character guides children through topics ranging from melting and freezing to the ways in which water literally shapes the Earth. Tales by storytellers from around the world are sprinkled through the book, highlighting the variety of ways in which global cultures value water. The engaging format includes gatefolds and booklets with hands-on activity ideas for learning about and protecting water.
RICH BLEND OF FICTION AND NONFICTION: A unique combination of comprehensive scientific information and global stories sets Water apart from existing books on the topic.
ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION: Fun facts and clear explanations help children understand many aspects of one of our planet's most precious resources -- and how they can protect it.
GLOBAL REPRESENTATION: Tales from eight storytellers are interspersed throughout, highlighting the variety of ways in which cultures around the world value water. Tales from eight storytellers are interspersed throughout, highlighting the variety of ways in which cultures around the world value water. The regions represented are: Vanuatu, Lebanon, England, Zimbabwe, India, Peru, Saint Lucia, and China.
ENGAGING FORMAT: Gatefolds and booklets overflow with additional information, activity ideas and experiments for readers to explore.
MULTIPLE LEVELS OF LEARNING: A friendly water droplet character acts as a guide and helps readers absorb fascinating facts, while inset boxes provide deeper dives into scientific subject matter.
VIBRANT ILLUSTRATIONS: Beautiful artwork from accomplished illustrator Mariona Cabassa adds a playful dimension to factual learning.
Product Dimensions: 10.00 x 11.85 inches
Page Count: 64 pages
Age Range: Ages 8-12 years
AWARDS & ACCOLADES150 Most Anticipated Fall Books, Kirkus Reviews, 2021
UN Sustainable Development Goals, “Life Below Water” Reading List, 2021
★ “This intriguing, oversized title combines science and story to explore water in all its forms . . . [Mihaly] addresses readers directly, with respect for their capacity. Thoughtful, engaging design and lively illustrations add further appeal. Oceanic in scope — but clear and refreshing” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Written by - Christy Mihaly
Christy Mihaly has written more than 25 children's books, mostly nonfiction. She has degrees in policy studies, environmental studies and law from Dartmouth College and the University of California, Berkeley. She lives with her family in Vermont, where she enjoys the inspiration of the changing seasons and the endless varieties of New England precipitation.
Illustrated by - Mariona Cabassa
Mariona Cabassa is a native of Catalonia, Spain, who has illustrated over 80 children’s books. She studied at art school in Barcelona, followed by further research in Strasbourg, France. Her many subsequent years of working as an illustrator, painter, installation maker and tattoo artist reflect her fascination with form and her desire to explore different palettes. Mariona’s technique combines water-based paints, pencils and a digital touch to create rich and detailed illustrations, bursting with color and movement.