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. . .inspires respect for water and its unique role on Earth. Imaginative and informative, A Drop Around the World is highly recommended for all young readers. -- The Midwest Book Review - The Children's Bookwatch
Children will never view rain in the same way after reading this book. -- The Green Teacher
Winner of the 1998 Publisher's Marketing Assoc. Benjamin Franklin Silver Award - Environment Category -- Publisher's Marketing Assoc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Barbara Shaw McKinney is a teacher as well as a poet. She was inspired to use the magic of children's literature to spark her students' curiosity about the wonders of water. She vowed to ``turn a drop of rain into a drop of life, astounding children by its eternity." Her sprightly verse elicits a ``water-wow!" in A Drop Around the World, her first book. She is also the author of Pass the Energy Please!, a wonderful exploration of nature's food chain, written in rhyming verse. From Manchester, Connecticut, McKinney draws on her experience as a mother, musician, and curriculum developer to promote quality education through workshops for teachers. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.