The Great Lakes: Our Freshwater Treasure

Knopf. Mar. 2024. 40p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9780593374351.
Gr 3-6–From the author of The Noisy Paint Box and Mornings with Monet comes a richly detailed picture book about the Great Lakes of North America. Readers will discover a wide range of facts about this region including how the lakes were formed, the enormous amount of freshwater contained within them, and the need to conserve this vital natural resource. Rosenstock has done extensive research to include interesting facts: “If the Great Lakes ever spilled over the land, everyone in North America would be swimming in water five feet deep.” Readers young and old will learn something new and be inspired to protect these precious resources. Christoph’s full-page watercolor paintings provide a soft, artistic depiction of this part of the world.
VERDICT While its setting is in North America, this is a valuable resource, especially for libraries supporting water conservation and sustainability curriculum units. A stunning addition to all collections.

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