A Cool Drink of Water

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National Geographic Books, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
26 Reviews
An Italian boy sips from a fountain in the town square. A hiker takes
a refreshing drink from a mountain stream. Black-robed women in India stride gracefully through a field with brass water jugs balanced on their heads. Whether they squeeze it out of a burlap bag, haul it home from a communal tap, or get it out of their kitchen faucet, people all around the world are unified by their common need for water. Barbara Kerley brings home this point simply and eloquently in this beautiful and educational picture book that combines striking National Geographic photographs with a poetic text to show how people in various cultures use and conserve the world's most vital resource.

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Love the photography & simple text. - Goodreads
The pictures are good... - Goodreads
The illustrations are great. - Goodreads
Gorgeous photographs highlight this book about water. - Goodreads
This is a childrens book, but the pictures are great. - Goodreads
... the photography is beautiful. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sharlynn Boersma - Goodreads

Really neat book about how water is used all around the world. The illustrations are great. Read full review

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User Review  - Samantha - Goodreads

This is a fantastic nonfiction book to introduce the different, but so similar, situations people are in around the world. I love the real-life photographs that are used in this book. I'd pair it with ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Barbara Kerley lives in northern California. She is the author of the 2005 Sibert Honor Book Walt Whitman: Words for America, as well as The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins.

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