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Make a Splash!: A Kid's Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes,… (edition 2012)

by Cathryn Berger Kaye M.A., Philippe Cousteau, EarthEcho International

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Title:Make a Splash!: A Kid's Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands
Authors:Cathryn Berger Kaye M.A.
Other authors:Philippe Cousteau, EarthEcho International
Info:Free Spirit Publishing (2012), Edition: Original, Paperback, 128 pages
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Make a splash! : a kid's guide to protecting our oceans, lakes, rivers & wetlands by Cathryn Berger Kaye

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This is one of the better books on environmental activism for kids that I have seen. It doesn't shy away from the grim realities of the pollution and other issues affecting water, but it also offers a plethora of real-life examples of things kids can do to make the problem seem more manageable.

The one drawback is the book's rather chaotic construction. It takes almost 15 pages just to explain all the different features of the book before it starts. The real-life stories are broken up into sections in the chapters and it can be hard to pick up the threads of the different stories when they pop up again.

The book also includes not only the real-life examples, but suggestions of projects and research ideas kids can use, facts about water and oceans, photographs, illustrations, and sources for more information and ideas. Most of the factual information centers around oceans, but the real-life examples are focused more on lakes and conserving water.

Verdict: The book is eye-catching and will probably get a few kids to pick it up and browse, but I would expect this book to be most useful when it's introduced to kids by a teacher or librarian and used as a blueprint for instruction and community projects.

ISBN: 9781575424170; Published November 2012 by Free Spirit; Egalley provided by publisher through Netgalley; Purchased for the library
1 vote JeanLittleLibrary | Apr 27, 2013 |
I read Make a Splash, in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.Com. The book was wrote by Cathryn Berger Kaye and Phillippe Cousteau. The book was published by Free Spirit Publishing. The book discussed the importance of water conservation, water usage, and water protection. The book also provided water facts and terms. The book was easy to read. The book also discussed how water affects the body and the planet. Finally, the book discussed the water cycle and the drinking water cycle.
  staciewyatt | Jan 21, 2013 |
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Discusses the sources of water, the importance of water in sustaining life, threats to Earth's water supply and ways in which children around the world are taking action to protect this vital natural resource.

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