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The Resource Water land : land and water forms around the world, Christy Hale

Water land : land and water forms around the world, Christy Hale

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Water land : land and water forms around the world
Title
Water land
Title remainder
land and water forms around the world
Statement of responsibility
Christy Hale
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on Montessori teachings, die-cut pages identify and contrast types of water bodies and their corresponding land masses to help young readers understand how connected the earth and the water really are
Writing style
Illustration
Award
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2018.
Review
  • Gr 3–5—In this spare text, 12 words (lake, island, strait, isthmus, and so on) bring different landforms and water bodies around the world to light for early learners. Cleverly constructed thick, die-cut pages add interest to the concise narrative. There's a visual surprise with each spread. The cutouts change the scene with every page turn. For example, an image showing a ball-tossing duo at a bay turns into a sunbather bracing for an incoming wave at the cape on the next spread. A young girl looking through a telescope at birds at the gulf turns into a girl on a peninsula looking at a pirate ship. Pages trade off from blue to yellow, representing water and land. People of varying skin tones are shown. An appended foldout sheet offers a map of the world which further explains locations hinted at in the text. VERDICT A lovely, imaginative look at water masses and landforms for a young audience.—Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI --Anne Chapman Callaghan (Reviewed 04/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 4, p143)
  • As the subtitle indicates, Hale contrasts five water forms with five landforms in her minimalist informational picture book. On the verso of the first double-page spread, a child revels in a windy swirl of falling maple leaves against a butter-yellow background, while on the recto another lounges in a boat on a small, clear blue body of water. The word "lake" is printed in boldface type above that body of water, the color precisely matching that of the water. Turning the page, readers see the lake is actually a die cut: the lake-shaped hole from the previous page is now an island-shaped hole, filled in with the yellow background from the previous spread. The word "island" sits underneath, its color matching the sands of the landform it represents. Hale's art is playful and appealing but never overwhelming or distracting as she uses the die cuts and precise color to establish unmistakable visual connections. A diversity of skin tones and implied genders are included in each spread, although there is no diversity of body shape nor visual hints at disability. Logically, the concepts depend on forms where land and water meet: lake and island, bay and cape, strait and isthmus, system of lakes and archipelago, gulf and peninsula. An end foldout provides a map, form definitions, and example locations across the globe. The die cuts dividing water from land are vulnerable to little hands, but their value more than delivers. (Informational picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2018)
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10664193
Cataloging source
FMG
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Hale, Christy
Dewey number
551
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landforms
  • Bodies of water
  • Landforms
  • Bodies of water
Target audience
juvenile
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land and water forms around the world
Label
Water land : land and water forms around the world, Christy Hale
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Publication
Note
"A Neal Porter 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
on1035559100
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
24 unnumbered pages (1 fold-out)
Isbn
9781250152442
Lccn
2017957308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1035559100
Label
Water land : land and water forms around the world, Christy Hale
Publication
Note
"A Neal Porter 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
on1035559100
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
24 unnumbered pages (1 fold-out)
Isbn
9781250152442
Lccn
2017957308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1035559100

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