Water’s Children: Celebrating the Resource That Unites Us All
Water’s Children: Celebrating the Resource that Unites us All is a fantastic book that shows how children around the world see water. Water is important for all of us; we could not live without it. But for some children in the world, water is harder to get. We see a girl in Mauritania, which is in Africa, who gets water from a truck, and she says that water is a miracle. There are kids in Canada who say they don’t even think about water much because it is everywhere, anytime you turn on the tap. Some use water to grow rice, or for fishing, or to row boats in the rainforest. For children everywhere, water is life.
I really liked Water’s Children. It made me think about how lucky I am to have water whenever I want. A few years ago in Texas, we were in a drought and couldn’t water our lawns and the lake was really low, but it was not as hard to get water as in other places in the world. I loved flipping to the back of the book and seeing where each child was from and what language “Water is Life” was translated into. This was my favorite thing about the book. The illustrations were fantastic and gave me a good idea what it was like for the children living in the different parts of the world. I think Water’s Children would be a great book to read on Earth Day.
Angèle Delaunois • Gérard Frischeteau, Illustrator • Erin Woods, Translator