One Well: The Story of Water on Earth (CitizenKid)

by Rochelle Strauss

Other authorsRosemary Woods (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2007



Local notes

574.5 Str





Kids Can Press (2007), 32 pages


Water is a necessity of life on earth. Learn ways to protect it while learning water's story.


Original language


Physical description

32 p.; 9.38 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member rmthoma2
The book One Well talks about how all the water in the world is connected. I loved this book and would love to use it one of my classes. The illustrations in the book are also really good. The author gives specific percentages without being over powering. The book is very Eco-friendly and talks
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about recycling the water and how fresh water is moved. I like how the book is put together. I could see and recommend its use in a 5-9 class room depending on what’s being taught.
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LibraryThing member bogreader
All of the earth's water makes up the one well that we all share. Plants and animals, including humans, all depend on this well.

Did you know that there is ten times the water in our atmosphere than in our rivers? This and many other facts are presented along with brightly color illustrations.
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Additional information includes "Becoming Well Aware," Notes to Parents, Guardians, and Teachers," and an index.
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LibraryThing member 8F_jayHO
In this book it tells information about water. Its full of information on which part of the world uses the most water, and things that we didnt know about water. It also gives facts that even though the world is mostly made up of water, we can't use most of the water for drinking and or everyda, y
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needs. Some facts are that North America's population is 1 third of Africa yet we use 3 times more than what they use. It gives also useful facts and tips on how you can conserve water and make the world a better place. After reading this, it really made me think that we are very grateful compared to the other people living in India, ,Africa, Asia etc. and we should help save water and not waste it. This book had great facts and tips and i recommend it for the people who want to learn something new.
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LibraryThing member Ms.Penniman
Retelling: This book describes where on earth water can be found, and in what forms. It describes how plants, animals, and humans use water. It explains, using water consumption statistics supported by a pictographs how much water is used in various parts of the world compared to the population of
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inhabitants of that part of the world. Then it gives ideas about how to help conserve water and to support efforts to distribute water more equitably throughout the world.

Thoughts and Feelings: This book reminded me of when I lived in California, a state where water consumption is particularly high due to the heat, and poor planning. I remember reading articles about how the population was draining the aquifers faster than they could recuperate. They were saying that someday states on the east coast may have to provide California with the water it needs. It was interesting to see the same issue from a global perspective.
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LibraryThing member DayehSensei
This is a poetic, thorough overview of the importance of water on our planet. This book centers on the idea that all usuable water on our planet comes from one "well" that we must all share. There is a lot of information on water scarcity and pollution. I presented this analogy to my kindergarten
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science students and it was easily understandable to them. Unfortunately, the language was a bit too sophisticated and dense, so I ended up rephrasing a lot of it. The text would be great for grade 3 and up, though.
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LibraryThing member mccabe1030
One Well is a book describing how all the water across the earth is connect. The story begins from one well and gradually expands to all the resources that come from water. The book has an easy to understand layout with interesting facts isolated throughout the text for easier reading. An index is
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included at the back of the book.
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LibraryThing member cdolan10
Genre: Informational
Critiques: This is a great informational text because it presents, organizes, and interprets factual information in an engaging manner through various text features and beautiful visuals. More specifically, titles, subtitles, captions to images, charts, visuals, and an index are
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included to help readers navigate through the information of the text.
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LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
Seen from space, our planet looks blue. This is because almost 70 percent of Earth's surface is covered with water. Earth is the only planet with liquid water --- and therefore the only planet that can support life. All water is connected. Every raindrop, lake, underground river and glacier is part
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of a single global well. Water has the power to change everything --- a single splash can sprout a seed, quench a thirst, provide a habitat, generate energy and sustain life. How we treat the water in the well will affect every species on the planet, now and for years to come. One Well shows how every one of us has the power to conserve and protect our global well.
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LibraryThing member Ebarclift13
This is a informational story about the "well" that connects all water on Earth. It discusses how water is recycled in the ecosystem and the ways plants, animals and people affect it and are affected by it. This story also includes ways we can be "well" aware and water conservative.




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