A young girl is spending a summer at the lake and experiencing the worlds she finds (and imagines) both under the water and above. From striped rocks under the surface to water snails, crayfish to gul
A young girl is spending a summer at the lake and experiencing the worlds she finds (and imagines) both under the water and above. From striped rocks under the surface to water snails, crayfish to gulls, loons and swallows flying overhead she sees all the life around the watery habitat. And who knows what creatures can be found in the deepest waters. A beautiful picture book from the illustrator of Charles.
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Jessica Bromley Bartram
is an illustrator, graphic designer, and embroidery enthusiast who lives in Ottawa. She has a BA hon. in English from the University of Guelph and a second Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Ontario College of Art & Design. Visit Jessica's web site at jessicabartram.ca.
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"Author and illustrator Jessica Bromley Bartram has written a dreamy story accompanied by glorious illustrations that are really the heart of the book. The colors are, for the most part, quite muted, and the illustrations have a soft, dreamy quality to them. The text is quite lyrical, with a lot of alliteration. The story is told from the first-person perspective by the girl in the book. It's a very effective work that will capture the interest of youngsters and those who read to them."
— Seattle Book Review
"Water Water is an especially recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library Environmental Issues picture book collections for children ages 5-7."
— Midwest Book Review
"Powerfully rich language paired with imaginative and detailed illustrations make this book an asset to be used in any grade 1 to 8 classroom as a read-aloud for the younger grades, an art study for the older grades, and a word study for the middle grades. The personification of the water and lake bring the reader into an intimate and enviable relationship between the young female protagonist and the water surrounding a Georgian Bay island. Readers, familiar or unfamiliar with overnights by the water, will be captured by the intensity of the daytime lake experiences coupled with nighttime dream thoughts and ending with the post-storm calm of daytime water life… Bartram's gift for poetic prose compels the reader to ebb and flow with the movement of the lake as they journey from cover to cover.
Classroom Connections: Great for reading aloud, for word and art studies and for making connections with science (underwater creatures), history (lake shipwrecks), and summer holiday (swimming and exploring). Reading Comprehension Strategies: Making Connections, Visualizing, Transforming."
— Canadian Teacher Magazine's