Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

Where Do Rivers Go, Momma?


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Media: Hardback

Item #: 382   Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-87842-656-0
Pages: 32   Size: 8.5 x 11

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"Catherine L. Weyerhaeuser’s beautifully illustrated children’s book Where Do Rivers Go, Momma? chronicles a delightful conversation between a little girl and her mom. As they walk along a mountain stream in a spring rain the little girl wonders, Where do Rivers go? How old is water? What happens when water soaks into the earth? Why are some places so wet and other places so dry? The answers to these questions explain the water cycle using pictures and language young children can easily understand. This informational picture book is perfect for ages 7–9.--NSTA Recommends
Every child learns about the water cycle in school, and with the help of this book, they will come to love every aspect of it, from mighty rivers rushing downhill to the sea to rainbows formed by the sun shining on water droplets in the sky. Using pictures and language that children will understand and enjoy, author Catherine Weyerhaeuser combines her talents as a geologist, educator, and illustrator to describe how water moves around the Earth.

Detailed illustrations of watery landscapes with lush ferns and aquatic creatures will thrill preschoolers, and straightforward explanations of the water cycle, such as where water goes when it soaks into the ground, will satisfy the curiousity of elementary-age children. The final pages tell the stories of several well-known rivers and aquifers and the challenges we face in providing clean water to future generations. Beyond a simple teaching tool, Where Do Rivers Go, Momma? inspires its readers to become stewards of the blue planet.