Review: Water Wow!

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Water Wow!
by Paula Ayer and Antonia Banyard
Art by Belle Wuthrich

My Rating:

Note: Water Wow! will be released in April 2016 by Annick Press. A link to pre-order is included at the bottom of this review.

A goal of mine for this blog is to review more nonfiction titles for children, especially since so many of my students love nonfiction books! We just finished our Water Cycle unit at school, so I’m so excited to take a look at Water Wow! from Annick Press Ltd.

Water Wow! is the type of book that will captivate students who love interesting facts. The book includes many pictures and graphics that make tricky water cycle concepts more concrete. Additionally, the text is clear and engaging.

I can absolutely predict which page of this book would be my students’ favorite. The “Extreme Weather” page includes fun facts about the driest place on earth, the only active undersea river, and more. Students would love seeing these pictures and sharing these fun facts.

With fascinating facts and detailed images, Water Wow! definitely deserves a place on classroom bookshelves.

Classroom Connections

There are many ways this book could be used as a resource in the classroom!

  • Before or during units on the water cycle, this book could be used for finding fun facts and activating student interest.
  • This text could be used as a mentor text for informational writing. Students could use the table of contents as an exemplar for how to organize ideas in a way that makes sense to readers.
  • In reading, this book could be used for a “scavenger hunt” of finding text features. The book includes headings, maps, captions, photographs, paragraph separations, and more.

Book Information
Title: Water Wow!
Authors: Paula Ayer and Antonia Banyard
Illustrator: Belle Wuthrich
Publisher: Annick Press Ltd.
Release Date: April 2016
Price: US $12.95
Source: NetGalley – Advanced Review Copy

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Annick Press Ltd.

Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Review Copy of this book from Annick Press Ltd. in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are my own. Thanks for reading!


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