Seen from space, our planet looks blue. This is because almost 70 percent of Earth's surface is covered with water. Earth is the only planet with liquid water --- and therefore the only planet that can support life.
All water is connected. Every raindrop, lake, underground river and glacier is part of a single global well.
Water has the power to change everything --- a single splash can sprout a seed, quench a thirst, provide a habitat, generate energy and sustain life. How we treat the water in the well will affect every species on the planet, now and for years to come. One Well shows how every one of us has the power to conserve and protect our global well.
One Well is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.
Rochelle Strauss is an environmental education consultant in Toronto. She has designed and developed education programs, as well as consulted on numerous environmental projects, including a biodiversity museum in Panama and a national park in Canada.
Rosemary Woods is an award winning illustrator as well as a fine artist. She has a diverse illustration portfolio with her illustrations appearing on leading advertising campaigns as well as in publishing. Some of Her books include One Well, Story of Water on Earth, The Lighthouse that Ran Away by Roger McGough and Irish Weather Wisdom - Signs of Rain. She lives in London England as wells as working from a studio in N. Ireland.
The facts are as dramatic as the threat of loss.—Booklist, Starred Review
This beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written book should be read and acted upon by every family member. I hope that it will be available in every school library in the world. The message it brings is critical to all humans and indeed all life on the planet.—Charles Hopkins, United Nations University Chair for Education for Sustainable Development, York University
One Well fills a huge void...This beautifully illustrated and superbly written book is exactly the tool needed to bring awareness of the life-giving importance of water to a whole new generation.—Maude Barlow, Chair, Council of Canadians, Author of Blue Gold
...encourages children ages 7 and up to think about the power we each have to initiate positive changes in the world.—Breitbart
One Well is a much needed drink for those of us thirsting to help protect our planet's threatened water supplies. Appropriate for children of all ages, this richly illustrated book provides valuable perspectives on the sources of water, value to all living things, present threats and constructive suggestions for water conservation. Bravo to Ms. Strauss and Ms. Woods for a valuable contribution to a subject vital to us all.—Jean-Michel Cousteau, Founder and President Ocean Futures Society, Inc.