cover image Luz Makes a Splash

Luz Makes a Splash

Claudia Davila. Kids Can, $16.95 (96p) ISBN 978-1-55453-762-4

There’s a heat wave in Petroville, and this one’s the worst that Luz or any of her friends can remember. Couple that with a terrible drought and a national soda company draining the local watering hole to make soft drinks, and Petroville has a crisis on its hands. Fortunately, the town’s resident angry hippie, Gord, has a plan, and Luz and the rest are up for the task. This follow-up to Luz Sees the Light is a sweet story about the ways that small actions can have a big impact on our world. Davila’s story has a strong environmental message, but the lessons go beyond simple water conservation. Davila’s illustrations carry this idea home with a simple style that is colorful and full of action. She has populated Luz’s hometown with a diverse set of characters, each finding ways to work together to save their town. Ages 8–up. (Aug.)