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Children's LiteratureThe elegance of science has been given a new twist in this exquisitely illustrated explanation of the water cycle—from the point of view of a single water droplet. The story begins with a snowflake falling to the jagged peak of a mountain...to a rocky pond bottom... flowing past villages in a raging river...falling on a cabbage leaf on a farm...pouring into a bathroom sink...passing through a fish's body...evaporating on a beach...becoming a tiny snowflake falling from a cloud. The water cycle becomes a perfectly logical and understandable, yet fascinating and beautiful part of the physical world. Totally aside from the science lesson, the pages spill over with Neil Waldman's cool watercolors in shades of blues, greens, purples and a few warmer colors when the sun is drying up our droplet! Many of the pages are worth framing and the author-illustrator has indeed been honored internationally for his artwork. The book could be on recommended lists for both science and art. 2003, Millbrook, Ages 5 to 10.
— Karen Leggett