Thursday, November 5, 2015
Gloriously descriptive books tell the tale of our earth and our water in "The Drop in my Drink" and "The Pebble in my Pocket" by Meredith Hooper and Chris Coady (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:00 AM Labels: Chris Coady, Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Meredith Hooper, The Drop in my Drink, The Pebble in my Pocket
In "The Drop in my Drink" and "The Pebble in my Pocket", gifted science writer Meredith Hooper and illustrator Chris Coady have come up with a fabulous pair of prosaic stories that guide us through the process by which the planet's water makes its way to our tap (and our glass).
The atmospheric illustrations compliment Meredith's gentle lilting storytelling style of imparting factual information about the oceans, rivers and underground water sources that we rely on. The book reads like a wonderful floaty dream.
Every grain of sand, or indeed every pebble in your pocket had to come from somewhere and Meredith & Chris take us right back to the dawn of time, right through to the present day to show the Earth's birth, and evolution in fascinating pictorial detail.
These books are stunning and the sort of books that deserve to be loudly championed during National Non-Fiction month. Hugely inspirational and atmospheric stuff
(Kindly supplied for review by Frances Lincoln Children's Books)