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Water in the Park: A Book About Water and the Times of the Day

by Emily Jenkins

Hardcover, 40 pages

Published by Schwartz & Wade (2013-05-14)

List Price: $16.99

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Amazon Description

“A wonderfully fresh look at a timeless topic,” raves Booklist in a starred review. From the first orange glow on the water in the pond, to the last humans and animals running home from an evening rain shower, here is a day-in-the-life of a city park, and the playground within it. A rhythmic text and sweet, accessible images will immerse parents, toddlers, and young children in the summer season and the community within a park. Seasoned picture book readers may notice Emily Jenkins's classic inspirations for this book: Alvin Tresselt's Caldecott Medal-winning White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, and Charlotte Zolotow's The Park Book, illustrated by H. A. Rey.

One Potato Review

Not thrilling, not suspenseful, but epic in a quiet way: with all of the hundreds of lives that cycle through a single watery corner of the park on an average summer day – from a three-legged dog when the sun is just rising to the toddlers building castles before their naps, from bleary-eyed office workers taking a break for yoghurt and sandwiches to old people throwing crumbs for the fish, from ants to diving turtles to that three-legged dog returning just before the rain – well, it’s hard to imagine this ever coming to an end. “Not going home,” announces the hopefully pseudonymous Claudie K. clinging to her swing and worrying – correctly – about all she may miss.

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