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The Water Cycle (Water Play Series #1)

5.0 of 5 stars 5.00  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  9 reviews
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. Suggested age for readers: 4-8
ebook, Large print, 20 pages
Published March 2012 by Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
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Have you ever wondered how you would explain to a child how rain happens? In this educational book for children, author Mayra Calvani did just that: explained the water cycle in simplified terms.

This was a great book that described the process of the water cycle. It was told with very creative images that helped illustrate what the information was saying. There weren't any huge words where a young child would not understand. In fact, the "big" words were explained with definitions followed by qu
Lori Calabrese
If you live in the Northeast, chances are you feel as though you're Noah and you should be building your ark. We've been hammered with rain during the last week, and if you have little ones, you know how restless they can get having to stay inside. So why not take the opportunity to teach them about rain with Mayra Calvani's latest book, THE WATER CYCLE: WATER PLAY SERIES BOOK 1?

In THE WATER CYCLE, young readers will be fascinated to learn that water droplets form in the clouds and when the clou
Beverly McClure
Rain. Hail. Snow. Blizzards. Some people love to watch raindrops tap against the windowpane on a drizzly day. Others prefer to play in the snow and build snowmen and throw snowballs at friends. If you or your children are wet weather lovers, can you explain to your wee ones how the rain forms and what happens to the water when it reaches earth?

If you need help, Author Mayra Calvani’s new picture book, THE WATER CYCLE, WATER PLAY SERIES BOOK 1, will take you on a delightful journey through the w
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 wh
Maureen Timerman
My 7 year old Grandson and I read this book together, and we greatly enjoyed it.
He was able to read parts to me, and loved answering the what was Ginger the cat feeling when she was hiding under the porch, during the hail storm? There are several questions like that, and and he had a delightful time thinking up answers.
We followed the journey of the rain droplets that got to heavy for the clouds to hold. We read about rain, floods....he felt sorry for the poor kids and Mom in th
Asia Canady
This is a really fun way to introduce the water cycle to children. Chalked full of content, but written in away that really "hooks" kids into the story, this read aloud works great as a read aloud for a unit all about the Water Cycle. I used this text with first graders.
Cheryl C.
With its bolded words and lyrical style, The Water Cycle: Water Play Series, Book 1 will captivate readers. Calvani’s flowing text combined with the whimsical artwork provided by Alexander Morris makes learning fun.

What is unique about this book is how it becomes interactive when the reader is asked how certain weather makes people feel. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. Also included are two fun activities to help readers remember what they learned.

Teachers and parents will want to pick
Donna McDine
May 02, 2012 Donna McDine rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children ages 4-8, parents, teachers, grandparents
Award-winning children’s author, Mayra Calvani cleverly creates the world of water droplets and how they journey from the clouds to the earth and back to the clouds again. The Water Cycle: Water Play children’s weather book teaches the different stages of water through the creation of rain, hail, snow, water vapor and how each travels through our atmosphere. As an added bonus, the book includes a word search and word match activities to further guide children in understanding the water cycle.
Nancy Sanders
Who says nonfiction has to be boring? Certainly not children's author Mayra Calvani, as shown in her newest picture book, THE WATER CYCLE. Conversational and informational text draws young readers into learning about the water cycle. Fresh and quirky illustrations bring the text to life. Parents, teachers, and young readers alike will enjoy the clear explanations about how the water cycle works, practical examples of ordinary weather patterns most kids experience, and activities in the back.
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Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. When she’s not writing, reading, editing or reviewing, she enjoys walking he
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