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Book Review/Giveaway: The Water Cycle: Water Play Series Book 1. Ends June 12th

The Water Cycle: Water Play Series Book 1 by Mayra Calvani and art by Alexander Morris

About the Book: Follow the water droplets in their journey from the clouds to the earth and back to the clouds again. Written in a lyrical style, the book takes a new angle on the water cycle by showing the feelings it evokes in people.

My Review: Award-winning children’s author, Mayra Calvani latest picture book is about how the water droplets form and turn into rain and drops over the farms, houses, schools and how they fill the side walk with puddles. People can get wet and children love to play in the rain.

The raindrops can get heavy to cause downpour or turn into a flood. The rain can be collected into a reservoir where a filter cleans it and it’s ready to drink through taps.

Children would learn that during the summer when it is very cold inside the cloud, hail may form which are solid chunks of ice and plunge like white rocks on the sidewalk. During the winter the droplets turn to ice crystals and grow into snowflakes and when the sun comes out the snowflakes melts and turn to water.

This book will teach children the different stages of water droplets how they turn into heavy rain, form hailstones, snowflakes and water vapor. The droplets can’t wait to get rounder and heavier soon the cloud can’t hold them any longer and they turn into rain again.

The last two pages include a word search and word match activities. The art works by Alexander Morris are bright and fun which helps to tell the story.

Great book for early learning!

Pages: 20

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from author Donna McDine in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.



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Giveaway Ends June 12th.

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Winner is #18 – Carol L


May 28, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. This would be a great book to add to my classroom library. I teach some very low level kids and this would help with comprehension.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Melissa Bourn (@MelCamino5) | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  2. What a great book to explain water cycles to kids; would love to add it to our school collection! And I love that is has activities at the end of the book – that awesome!

    Comment by lisa | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  3. This sounds like a really fun way to teach very young children about the water cycle and important too. Knowledge will lead to conservation and help them build the better world that they deserve. Another great choice.

    Comment by carlrscott | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  4. Love new books for my boys!

    Comment by Shauna | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  5. Hi Ella,
    Thanks for this review of a book explaining a very important resource. It’s good for children to learn this now because it’s likely that in the near future water is going to be more valuable than oil.
    bbockman @

    Comment by barbarabockman | May 29, 2012 | Reply

  6. Cute Cute, I homeschool so this looks like a cute book. Learning about the water cycle can be fun!!! My email address is lollipopsandbooks(at)aol(dot)com I live in the US
    Thank you

    Comment by Krista | May 29, 2012 | Reply

  7. Would love to have this book to read to my kiddos. It would be great to add to my Water Cycle/Science books too!

    Comment by Kelly Beam Brown | May 29, 2012 | Reply

  8. This is a fun way to teach a subject that could be ” dry” and boring.

    Comment by Ron Marsh | May 29, 2012 | Reply

  9. My kids are always curious about science and nature. I’m sure this book would be fun and interesting for them…and I can always use a refresher too! 😉

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Comment by Kristie | May 29, 2012 | Reply

  10. What a fun way to learn about science. Sounds great!

    Comment by domestic diva | May 29, 2012 | Reply

  11. I am always on the look out for a good book to read to my kiddos with an educational theme! This book looks like it fits that description exactly! Thanks for the review!

    Comment by Amanda | May 30, 2012 | Reply

  12. Ella,

    Thank you for your time, interest and wonderful review of Mayra’s book.

    All the best,

    Comment by donnamcdine | May 31, 2012 | Reply

  13. I would love to add this book to my homeschooling library! My daughter will love the illustrations. As always thank you for the review and giveaway!

    Comment by Kelly L | May 31, 2012 | Reply

    • kwalberg(at)hotmail(dot)com

      Comment by Kelly L | May 31, 2012 | Reply

  14. This book would be a fabulous way to introduce the water cycle to my Kindergarteners. jesmck at yahoo dot com

    Comment by simplyinfatuated | June 4, 2012 | Reply

  15. Dear Ella,

    I would like to thank you again for your fabulous review and for taking the time to post it on all the sites.

    Thank you everyone for your comments and for stopping by. I really appreciate your support!

    Warm regards,

    Comment by thedarkphantom | June 6, 2012 | Reply

  16. Mayra’s book looks like a terrific addition to any library of fun kid books. Thanks for the giveaway chance. For the record, Mayra is a dear person as well!

    Comment by sharon from sharon stanley writes | June 6, 2012 | Reply

  17. This looks like a cute book. I think it is a great way to teach the water cycle without making it all about the facts. It is also interactive. Thanks for the giveaway.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Stephanie M | June 7, 2012 | Reply

  18. A great learning book and fun at the same time. Two of my grand kids are into science and the whys of everything right now. Thanks for this chance.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | June 8, 2012 | Reply

  19. Water is a fascinating subject and a book that explains the different stages and forms of water in a simple format would be very helpful.

    Comment by likwan | June 12, 2012 | Reply

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