From School Library Journal Grade 4?6?Looking at all the water on Earth?in the atmosphere, the oceans, lakes, ponds, rivers, and rain as 'One Well' into which all life dips to survive?Strauss presents a timely discussion of the use and abuse of a not-so-limitless resource. Liberally sprinkled with interesting facts?'It took about 130 L (34 U.S. gal.) of water to make your bike'?the readable text informs children of growing demands on a finite supply; increasing pollution; and the intensifying urgency for the conservation, preservation, and protection of a unique chemical combination more essential to all life than the air we breathe. Woods's delicate paintings keep perfect step and provide a gentle framework for the plentiful statistical snippets. Included is a section for children on 'Becoming Well Aware,' and notes for adults about helping youngsters (and themselves) to consider the quality and quantity of the water passing through their lives. Oversized, slim, and with an interesting slant.?Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright ? Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more About the Author Rochelle Strauss is an environmental education consultant in Toronto. She has designed and developed education programs, as well as consulted on numerous environmental projects, including a biodiversity museum in Panama and a national park in Canada.Rosemary Woods is an award winning illustrator as well as a fine artist. She has a diverse illustration portfolio with her illustrations appearing on leading advertising campaigns as well as in publishing. Some of Her books include One Well, Story of Water on Earth, The Lighthouse that Ran Away by Roger McGough and Irish Weather Wisdom - Signs of Rain. She lives in London England as wells as working from a studio in N. Ireland. Read more
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