Water rolls, water rises = El agua rueda, el agua sube
Water rolls, water rises = El agua rueda, el agua sube
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Annotation: A series of verses, in English and Spanish, about the movement and moods of water around the world and the ways in which water affects a variety of landscapes and cultures.
Catalog Number: #98113
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
All Formats: Search
Copyright Date: 2014
Edition Date: 2014
Illustrator: So, Meilo,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-89239-325-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-89239-325-1
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2014003435
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
ALA Booklist
This handsome, bilingual picture book transports children around the world to view water in many forms. In the first illustration, kids play at the beach along a rocky sea coast. In the next, people and cats walk through fog along a canal. A night scene depicts an encampment at a desert oasis. Each picture is paired with an evocative verse g., "Slow into rivers, / water slithers and snakes / through silent canyons at twilight and dawn" d its Spanish translation. Both the images and the evocative, poetic text and verse support the book's unifying theme of water as a shared resource that takes many forms. With a strong sense of line, form, and color, So creates a varied series of intriguing pictures, each with a strong sense of place. For readers wondering where in the world each scene is located, an appended guide offers a miniature of each illustration and identifies each place. A beautiful addition to classroom units on water and a useful gateway to global awareness.
Horn Book
Fourteen three-line verses, in English and Spanish, celebrate water in its many forms. Each verse is accompanied by a majestic painting from a specific place in the world, from Arizona to Zambia. Skillful alliteration and assonance in the English versions are mostly lost in the literal Spanish translations, but in either language, the poems, read aloud, can be as dramatic as the accompanying illustrations.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1 In this bilingual book, Mora uses her travels around the world to talk about water in unique ways, while creating varied and compelling imagery. In the Grand Canyon, water is described as "skidding and slipping, swooping round bends, spinning on tree roots, careening down cliffs." Younger readers will enjoy the calmness of the words, while older readers will want to imitate the author's style and try their own hand at descriptive writing. So's watercolor illustrations match the tone of the writing perfectly and capture the different landscapes and cultural nuances. Use this book to introduce the water cycle, land forms, or poetry. Pair it with Splish Splash (HMH, 1994), a poetry book by Joan Bransfield Graham. Martha Rico, El Paso ISD, TX
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Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: 2-5
Lexile: AD930L

Here is a poetic ode to the beauty of the natural world as expressed by the movement and moods of water on Earth. With every evocative verse, we visit one of fourteen different water landscapes and cultural areas around the world, each stunningly illustrated with a breathtaking view of a place of natural beauty and conveying a sense of the drama, joy, power, serenity, grandeur, or peacefulness of water. From the Grand Canal of Venice to Qutang Gorge in China, from the Sahara in Morocco to the Andes of Chile, we learn about the world through the lens of water, our most precious, life-giving resource.

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