|I love our water (I love our Earth)|
Author: Greene, Carol
Find out why water is important, and how people can protect it.
Common Core Standards
Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Key Ideas & Details
Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating Complexity, Quality, & Range of
Grade 3 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
School Library Journal (11/01/12)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 11/01/2012 Gr 2–4—These revisions of 1991 titles try to cover so much that their content sometimes become too generalized to be meaningful. For example, in Animals, after noting ways some animals provide food or clothing, offer companionship, and perform other tasks, Greene concludes, "most of all, they are important just because they are." Solutions to problems are also broad. A single page about preserving land suggests that farmers use safer pesticides and fertilizers and give cattle more grazing areas while everyone should plant trees instead of cutting so many, stop dumping trash, and recycle. The most useful feature of each book is the page of specific suggestions for how readers can contribute to improving the environment. Format varies little: one page of text opposite a full-page image. The same tree-planting photo appears in Air, People, and Forests.—Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 02/15/2013 This entry into the I Love Our Earth series gently introduces environmental issues. The text, substantial for this age range and composed of up to five short paragraphs per page, gets down to business right away: “People can use only a small part of all the water in the world. But that small part is enough—if we take good care of it.” The uses of water that Greene presents extend beyond the basics to include the cooling of steel and the transporting of goods. Those pretty shots of lakes, fields, and swimming pools soon give way to photos of murky water, a pelican slathered in oil, and a beach strewn with garbage. Acid rain, farm fertilizer, oil spills, disease, and more are called out, with words in green defined in the back matter. The all-important “What Can You Do?” section is limited to a single page. Along the way, captions in smaller text nudge the learning (“Turn off the water while you brush your teeth”). Basic but solid green info for concerned young minds. - Copyright 2013 Booklist.