One Well by Rochelle Strauss
Looking at all the water on Earth—in the atmosphere, the oceans, lakes, ponds, rivers, and rain as “One Well” into which all life dips to survive—Strauss presents a timely discussion of the use and abuse of a not-so-limitless resource. Liberally sprinkled with interesting facts…. the readable text informs children of growing demands on a finite supply; increasing pollution; and the intensifying urgency for the conservation, preservation, and protection…. Woods’s delicate paintings keep perfect step and provide a gentle framework for the plentiful statistical snippets. Included is a section for children on “Becoming Well Aware,” and notes for adults about helping youngsters (and themselves) to consider the quality and quantity of the water passing through their lives.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY in School Library Journal.
Additionally, the book speaks to access to water as an equity issue especially in poor countries, making it a good fit to the Global Grandmothers criteria for recommendations.