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You wouldn't want to live without clean water!
Canavan, Roger, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
"Describes what life would be like without clean water"--
Where does water come from? -- How long could you go without water? -- How does clean water keep you healthy? -- Can dirty water make you sick? -- Do animals and plants need clean water? -- Does it matter how much you use? -- How far could you carry a bucket of water? -- How big is your water footprint? -- How does that water get used? -- Can you make dirty water clean? -- Would you go to war over water? -- Did you leave the water running?
Reading Level:
Ages 8+

NC 1070 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 1.0 168728.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 8.6 3 Quiz: 64639.
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TD422 .C36 2015 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
TD422 .C36 2015 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TD422 .C36 2015 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TD422 .C36 2015 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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What would life be like if you had to do without modern inventions? How would you cope without a toilet or live without electricity? Starting from these thought-provoking questions, each title takes us on a historical journey to see how people coped in the past, and how they developed ingenious ways to make life safer and more pleasant.

Key Features:

Full-color cartoon-style original illustrations that make the books fun and attractive to reluctant readers A simple timeline providing an easily understood history of the subject A Top Tip offering helpful advice on what you should or shouldn't do in a tricky situation A How It Works section explaining the science behind the technology A You Can Do It! section which describes a simple, safe experiment, or an action you can take to help make the world a better place A helpful glossary and index in each book

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

In addition to explaining Earth's limited supply of clean water and its vital importance, this high-spirited, colorful volume discusses matters such as why your body needs fresh water and how people can conserve it. Exaggerated and often comical, the many digital pictures are useful in illustrating terms and will attract readers and help engage them with the ideas presented in the text. One particularly effective spread asks, How Big Is Your Water Footprint? While the captions supply relevant factoids (for example, from farm to factory to fork, it takes 164 gallons of water to put a pound of spaghetti on the table), the pictures show adults and kids looking askance at the everyday products they're eating, drinking, wearing, and using. A lively addition to the You Wouldn't Want to Live Without . . . series.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Modern-day conveniences, such as cell phones and toilets, and the ingenious ways that people in the past made do without them are explored in this engaging series. Filled with bite-size facts and humorous, cartoon illustrations, the books take readers on a journey through history, showing them how science and technology have made life easier, safer, and more comfortable. Time lines chart the inventions' major developments and discoveries, providing a solid background for each subject, while brief yet interesting historical examples will appeal to even the most reluctant reader. The "ick" factor and potty humor in Toilets and Antibiotics are sure to entertain many, and interactive elements, such as the hands-on activities in "You Can Do It!," encourage experimentation and critical thinking. The books are packed with so much information that the lack of a pronunciation guide in the glossary can certainly be overlooked. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.