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Book Review: The Water Cycle: Water Play Series Book One by Mayra Calvani

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Award winning author, Mayra Calvani’s new book The Water Cycle is the most informative book I have read on the subject of water. The author did an outstanding job making the book interactive for young readers. Every word the author uses paints a vivid picture mentally. This is what makes this book so very valuable for young readers. The book is about the stages of water droplets. After reading the book, I learned how water droplets turn into heavy rain, hailstones, water vapor, and even snowflakes.

The book fascinated me. I wanted to soak up every detail the author has to offer from this well written book. The author took a difficult topic and made it very easy to understand.

Mayra Calvani has a unique ability to make the words jump off the page. Her concise use of words can be a teacher’s delight. Elementary teachers can use her book to teach about descriptive word use. Additionally, this book is a great resource for a science classroom. Here are some examples of descriptive words:

  • The water trickles and pours
  • The rain surges and swishes
  • Hailstones plunge like white rocks
  • The hailstones crash and melt
  • The wind howls, and the flurries
  • swirl and spin in an angry dance

Can you see the images in your mind after reading these words? I can.
To add more value to the book, the last two pages include a word search match activities.

Finally, Alexander Morris’ outstanding and colorful illustrations help bring the story to life.

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About Nicole Weaver

Nicole weaver is an award-winning author. Her first trilingual book Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle was published in 2009. Her love for languages and other cultures resulted in publishing the award-winning book, My Sister Is My Best Friend which was published in 2011 by Guardian Angel Publishing. My Sister Is My Best Friend has won the following awards: 2012 Creative Child Awards Program consisting of moms and educators has awarded this book the 2012 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD Kids Picture Storybooks category. 2012 Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval 2012 Children's Literary Classics Gold Award Readers' Favorite 5 Star Review Her newest book , My Brother Is My Best Friend was also published by Guardian Angel Publishing, January 2014.