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All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon
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Apr 22, 2012

it was amazing

Today’s book, chosen to celebrate Earth Day, beautifully explains the never-ending water cycle, from the evaporation of water, “thirsty air / licks it from lakes / sips it from ponds / guzzles it from oceans,” to the release of water from clouds in a “tap dance / avalanche / stampede / of drips and drops and drumming.” The importance of water is emphasized and readers are urged to conserve it and keep it clean.

Tillotson’s illustrations are simply gorgeous, not only representational, but evocative and creative. The illustrations were rendered digitally, which allows Tillotson to create collage-like images that feature sharp lines and shapes, as well as transparent elements that overlap and intermingle. Lyon’s text is poetic and rhythmic, yet informative. Like water, the text is presented in different sizes and seems to flow across the page.

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