The Resource All the water in the world, George Ella Lyon ; illustrated by Katherine Tillotson

All the water in the world, George Ella Lyon ; illustrated by Katherine Tillotson

Label
All the water in the world
Title
All the water in the world
Statement of responsibility
George Ella Lyon ; illustrated by Katherine Tillotson
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2012
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ K-Gr 3 — Lyon briefly explains the water cycle in lyrical verse and celebrates its power to give life. "Water doesn't come./It goes./Around./That rain...has been here before," a result of water that evaporates into the air, "swirls up" into the clouds, and comes down again as rain. The precipitation is described as a "tap dance/avalanche/stampede/of drips and drops and drumming—/a wealth of water." In dry areas of the world, however, cups are empty, the soil has turned to dust, and "Everything waits...for rain sweet and loud." The digital collagelike illustrations pair dramatically with the text to depict this contrast. Turquoise endpapers usher in pages with swirls of water, water spouting from a hose, through pipes, down mountains. Rain pours down in horizontal and vertical spreads. But brown and cream-colored pages reveal a bare landscape where a little girl and animals alike anxiously anticipate an approaching rain cloud. At last, "this wet wonder" arrives and flows through all creatures, including a young child and mother whose water-sprinkled hair spreads across the pages to become a swirl of tiny creatures and plants. "Honey, living things dream of water...so precious," says the narrator. We must "keep it clear, keep it clean… keep Earth green!" Filled with rhythm and sound, this offering begs to be read aloud. Rochelle Strauss's One Well: The Story of Water on Earth (Kids Can, 2007) discusses the importance of water for older children.—Marianne Saccardi, formerly at Norwalk Community College, CT --Marianne Saccardi (Reviewed May 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 5, p98)
  • Pattern-driven digital illustrations pair with concrete verse to express water's cyclical nature: "Thirsty air/ licks it from lakes/ sips it from ponds/ guzzles it from oceans/ and this wet air/ swirls up." In a bone-colored landscape in another part of the world, a child in a hut and wild animals in a barren tree await a gray storm cloud. When a torrent comes, a lullaby-like line assures: "Honey,/ living things dream/ of water," and a mother with long, brunette hair embraces her child, droplets from her hair coalescing into tiny animal silhouettes. A lyrical and bighearted outpouring. Ages 4–8. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed February 28, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 09, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
393849
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lyon, George Ella
Dewey number
551.48
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD520L
  • Decoding demand: 52 (medium)
  • Semantic demand: 76 (high)
  • Syntactic demand: 79 (high)
  • Structure demand: 77 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
GB848
LC item number
.L96 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tillotson, Katherine
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Hydrologic cycle
Target audience
juvenile
Label
All the water in the world, George Ella Lyon ; illustrated by Katherine Tillotson
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"A Richard Jackson book."
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
817352
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781416971306
Lccn
2010029530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781416971306
Label
All the water in the world, George Ella Lyon ; illustrated by Katherine Tillotson
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Richard Jackson book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
817352
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781416971306
Lccn
2010029530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781416971306

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