A World Without Water is a vividly illustrated, rhyming short story for young children, outlining how the world would change if there was no water.
It focuses on aspects of the world that matter to children that risk being lost if suddenly there was no water:
There'd be no way to hide from the summer's burning, scorching sun
No more water pistol fights, well that's not so much fun!
But it's not just a doom laden trip through a world without water. The middle part of the book focuses on what even children can do to help save water, with a number of practical tips:
It isn't hard to make a habit of taking shorter showers
You can take the water that you saved and use it on the flowers
The book continues with some facts about water, told in verse. At the end there are a couple of exercises inviting young readers to write and draw about water conservation.
This is an engaging book to get youngsters interested in the issue of water conservation. The practical tips mean that it relates to them on a day to day basis and encourages them to see how they can play their part.
A World Without Water by Christopher Holley, illustrated by Frank Cassuto
Stop Press: The author recently announced a giveaway of this book on Goodreads! You can find out more and enter, here!
Edited to add: I also recently reviewed two other books by Christopher Holley on my Shapeshifting Green blog, you can read the reviews by following the links below:
Chumbalina the Plump Princess.
The Moustache Fairy.
Disclaimer, I was sent free e-copies of these books to review.