Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 71

Picture Book: A Cook Drink of Water

Author: Barbara Kerley

Photographs from Multiple Photographers are used.

Summary: Water is so crucial to life that it unifies people all over the world. This photographic essay beautifully reveals the variety and commonality of drinking water in various geographic cultures. How water is accessed is the central subject here as well as numerous means of holding water in places as varied as the Canadian Rockies, an Australian desert, and an island in Indonesia.  

Hanna’s Comments: This author has a series of educational picture books comprised of her stunning National Geographic photography. Be sure to check out the map in the back of this book as well as the article on water conservation. You can also visit

Publisher & Date of Publication: National Geographic, 2006

Age & Grade Appropriateness: 5 and up, K and up

# of Pages: 32

Available in Spanish? Not at present

Formats other than Book: None at present

PBT Category: Non-fiction

PBT Topics this Book Connects with: dependence/interdependence, desert, differences, diversity, Earth/world, geography, humanity, survival, treasure, unity, variety, water

Scripture Connections: With joy you will draw water (Isaiah 12:3); Living water/Woman at the well (John 4:4-42)

Idea(s) for Application: Use this book as part of a scripture lesson in which water is a key component or in a lesson on how our basic human needs connect us across the world. 

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