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A Drop Around the World

A Drop Around the World

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Publication Date: March 1st, 1998
Dawn Publications
The MIT Press Bookstore
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Follow a single drop of water through the water cycle in this book about rain for kids!

This beautifully illustrated book is an earth science classic that parents, teachers, and kids will all want! In this story of water, readers travel the globe following a drop of water on its natural journey through the water cycle from a liquid, to a solid, and all the way through evaporation. The seamless blending of science and story make learning fun, and readers will be inspired to appreciate the world around us!

Great for anyone looking for:

  • Kids books about weather
  • Books about rain for kids that talk about the water cycle and clouds 
  • A gift idea for the kids in their life.
  • Home schooling materials.
  • Rain books to use in schools and libraries!

About the Author

Barbara Shaw McKinney is a teacher as well as a poet. She was inspired to use the magic of children's literature to spark her students' curiosity about the wonders of water. She vowed to "turn a drop of rain into a drop of life, astounding children by its eternity." Her sprightly verse elicits a "water wow!" in A Drop Around the World, her first book. She is also the author of Pass the Energy Please!, a wonderful exploration of nature's food chain, written in rhyming verse. From Manchester, Connecticut, McKinney draws on her experience as a mother, musician, and curriculum developer to promote quality education through workshops for teachers.

Michael Maydak is a professional artist who is passionate about nature—especially the riparian environments that he loves so much as a fly fisherman. He and his son, Wolf, often go fishing together. Mike is an art graduate of San Jose University and has been a professional artist since 1976, with his studio at his home in Cool, California. This is the fifth book he has illustrated for Dawn Publications.