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

by Emily Jenkins

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Although this book takes you hour by hour from sunrise to sunset during a hot summer day in the park, there isn’t really much of a story. Nevertheless, it is the kind of book that very young children love, even as their parents or caregivers get bored to tears. The prose is very simplistic and child-centered, describing what is going on in words children can easily repeat:

“It is seven o’clock.
A stripey cat creeps from beneath a bush and laps a quiet puddle.
Tup tup. Tup tup.
And now the dogs come. Rouw! Rouw! Rouw!
Time for an evening swim.”

The best part of the book is the lovely pencil-and-ink-wash artwork by Stephanie Graegin, who fills the pages with a wide variety of people, animals, trees, buildings, and playground equipment, adding innumerable little details to keep curious young eyes busy and enraptured.

Evaluation: Adults may not want to take this book out over and over for young children, but I don’t doubt they will be asked to do so. ( )
  nbmars | Dec 11, 2014 |
Throughout the day a park interacts with water in different ways. Dogs bathing in the pond, kids drinking water, playing in the water then it rains later in the day. This book is rather dry and unengaging. I suppose it's tied to a water cycle like lesson. ( )
  KelseyDavison | Mar 16, 2014 |
The illustrations in this book are fabulous and are simple but full of detail. They are brightly colored and vivid. The pictures add a lot of life and realism to the story. The story is sequential starting from the beginning of a day to the end helping children to understand the rules of sequencing.
  jenniferflowers | Mar 16, 2014 |
This books takes the readers on an hourly journey of the public's interactions (people, kids, animals...) with water during a very hot day at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY.

The writing has a comforting, euphoric feel to it, and the illustrations are incredible. It made me feel like I was people watching in the city, which is something that my husband enjoy doing. I also loved the diversity of the people that were illustrated. People of all sizes, ages, genders and races were included in this book. The title did make me think, the book would be non-fiction with some factual information, but I was still pleased with the language and rhythm the words presented. ( )
  aelmer | Mar 15, 2014 |
A day in the life of a city park
  shaemakay | Dec 9, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375870024, Hardcover)

“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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:38:43 -0400)

Relates how the water in a park is used in different ways by the human and animal inhabitants of a neighborhood.

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