Water Rolls, Water Rises / El agua rueda, el agua sube

by Pat Mora and Meilo So

“Water rolls / onto the shore / under the sun, under the moon. / Water rises... read more

“Water rolls / onto the shore / under the sun, under the moon. / Water rises / into soft fog, / weaves down the street, strokes an old cat.” Water not only rolls and rises, it slithers, snakes, streams, slides, hums, plunges, skids, slips, and much, much more in this language-rich offering. From the high plumes of clouds to the slow flow of a river, the pulse of a storm to the slumber of a reservoir, the bright sound of a bubbling spring to the heavy wash of the sea, Pat Mora offers up lyrical descriptions of water in many settings. Each three-line verse in this bilingual (English/Spanish) tribute to water is set against an expansive watercolor painting by Meilo So inspired by a specific geographic place on earth that is noted at volume’s end. Honor Book, 2015 Charlotte Zolotow Award (Ages 5–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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