Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth

Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm, illus. by Molly Bang. Blue Sky, $18.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-545-80541-4
Bang and Chisholm continue their Sunlight series with a poetic, in-depth exploration of the sun’s role in the water cycle. Once again, the sun speaks directly to readers, explaining that our planet’s water is in a constant state of movement and change: “I keep water moving, cycling from sea to air to land and back again. I keep the cycle in balance.” The vibrant blues, greens, and blues of Bang's folk-art-style artwork underscore the connections between sun, water, and life, while clarifying evaporation, currents, and other topics. Lyrical writing draws into sharp focus the importance of protecting and cherishing water. An extensive afterword provides a wealth of additional detail. Ages 4–8. (Jan.)

This review has been corrected to accurately reflect the author and illustrator’s contributions.

Reviewed on: 12/12/2016
Release date: 01/31/2017
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