The Water Princess

the-water-princessWritten by Susan Verde, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

I and the students who read the story enjoyed the pictures but found the story a little confusing (she refers to herself as a princess but that idea is not developed in the story). I read with some students who are English language learners or below grade level readers. The mother is referred to as Maman which was difficult and further complicated by the font -most thought it read Mama. The value of this book is purely in the illustration and the opportunity to introduce the idea of water scarcity.

Review by Colin Williamson, Teacher, Robert Frost Elementary
Rating: ★★✩✩✩ (2 stars)
Interest Level: Grade 2

The Water Princess
Written by Susan Verde, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group
40 pages
Release Date: September 13, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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5 thoughts on “The Water Princess”

  1. I enjoyed this book. I read it aloud to a class and a small group. All the children were intrigued by the idea of having to walk all day to get water. The illustrations are wonderful.

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