Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Drop of Water by Walter Wick

A Drop of Water by Walter Wick, Scholastic Press, 1997, hc, 40 pp.

A Drop of Water is a book that appeals to all ages. It is a nonfiction book which discusses the amazing properties of water. What makes this book so extraordinary are the photographs. Very young children who do not have the patience to sit through the text are fascinated with just looking at the remarkable images. A child who has a longer attention span and is able to reason will beg to do the intriguing experiments. A child who is old enough to comprehend the text will gain maximum benefit from both the pictures and the explanation of water's amazing properties, but no matter what the age, everyone will enjoy these amazing photographs. Very few people of any age would pick up a textbook, but the incredible pictures in this book invite the reader to want to learn more about this fascinating topic.

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