Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World

by Christy Hale

Cleverly designed die-cut pages visually transform water forms into land forms—or... read more

Cleverly designed die-cut pages visually transform water forms into land forms—or the reverse— with each page turn. The land and water forms are clearly labeled on page spreads that feature colorful printed texture-and-digitally layered illustrations. “Lake,” with a boy fishing from a rowboat and a girl running through falling leaves on shore, becomes “island” with a page turn. The same fishing boy is now drifting in a much larger body of water, while the girl sends SOS signals from her fire on a deserted desert island. Touches of humor are added to many scenes by the antics of people on or near the water or land forms. A final, multi-page foldout provides one sentence definitions of each form (including bay, strait, system of lakes, gulf, island, cape, isthmus, archipelago, and peninsula), examples from around the world, and a global map pinpointing the location of some of these. (Ages 3–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019

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