Parents' Guide to

A Drop of Water

By Lisa Fratt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Photos capture water's beauty and complexity.

Book Walter Wick Science 1996
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What a deceptively simple title and topic! The starkness of the book reminds us that motivating kids to learn doesn't necessarily require visual bells and whistles. Simple language and glowing photographs surrounded by white space prevent readers from becoming overwhelmed by challenging scientific concepts.

Take a breath -- you can almost fall into the photographs. This is a book to be digested rather than devoured, and everything about it tells the reader, "Go slow." It doesn't need to be read in one sitting, either; it can be picked up and leafed through until one of the photographs inevitably grabs the reader. More vivid and detailed than what can be seen with the naked eye, the pictures are so appealing, and the experiments so easy, that most children will be eager to try them out right away, with satisfying results.

Book Details

  • Author: Walter Wick
  • Illustrator: Walter Wick
  • Genre: Science
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Publication date: January 1, 1996
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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