by Barbara Kerley


by Graeme Base

What is one thing that all people and animals need? Water! Where do people and animals drink water?  How do people and animals drink water?  Compare these two books and discover the life-giving treasure in a simple drink of water. 
In A COOL DRINK OF WATER, Barbara Kerley uses full page pictures to exemplify humans' need for water in this beautiful and educational picture book that combines striking National Geographic photographs with a sparce poetic text to show how people in various cultures use and conserve the world's most vital resource.

THE WATER HOLE is combination counting book, puzzle book, storybook and art book. Graeme Base takes the reader on a journey of discovery, from the plains of Africa and the jungles of the Amazon to the woodlands of North America and the deserts of the Australian outback.

These books would be wonderful additions to a primary water unit.

Literature guides for A COOL DRINK OF WATER and THE WATER HOLE are two of the 40 literature guides on sale in Tickles, Tricks, and Treasure


Snapshots for

Snapshops for The Water Hole by Graehme Base:



Internet Extensions

Drinking Water and Ground Water

Water Cycle Readers Theater

Kids' Activities

Aquifer in a Cup

Animated Water Cycle

Water Cycle Activity

Activity Book about Water

Units for A Cool Drink of Water and The Waterhole are in Tickles, Tricks, and Treasure 

Mockingbird Books 2002-2003
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A very special thanks to cowboy entertainer/educator Ted Newman for allowing us to use part of his original song: "The Water Cycle" from his album, "Songs for Kids" for our background music. The album contains 13 songs that include "Readers are Winners," "The Best Me," "Latitude and Longitude," and more. Email Ted to order!

Ted also has another album, "You Made Me a Better Man." The album contains 14 terrific songs including "Thank God I'm a Cowboy," "Little Rodeo Cowboy," and "Oh What A Ride!" that would be perfect for your classroom! Email Ted to order!


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