The Day the Great Lakes Drained Away
Mackinac Island Press, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
What would happen if there was no water left in the Great Lakes? What would we find on our lake floors? With global warming and the receding waters in our lakes and water rights and protection so important for us, this important book teaches children in a fun way to respect and protect our Great Lakes.
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I find this an excellent book for children age 4-10. I used to read it to my son when 4-7. Now I use it for introducing Integrated Science students at the College level who are going to be Elementary School teachers (K-8) with a Science certification.
It has great illustrations, great maps of the great lakes inside both covers, and facts of great lakes at the end. It is an interesting fun way to teach geography, geology, and environmental science to elementary school students. There is a "where is waldo" kind of imagery with a boy in striped shirt, with his dog and toy sailboat that keep showing up in the illustrations. The narrative is a nice form of prose, with rhyming text, and lots of Michigan and other Great Lakes towns, lighthouses, and other historical references.