By Gordon Morrison
A baby crouches beside a meadow brook, and a drop of water collects and falls from the child's fingertip to proceed on its trip. the place does that trip commence? excessive within the sky, rain clouds are parting. Water trickles and flows down the mountain, gathering in an upland bathroom, seeping via a beaver's dam, speeding over rocks, passing many vegetation and animals alongside its winding way—each depending on water and the various environments it shapes to stay. writer and illustrator Gordon Morrison has captured a unmarried second in time, revealing the direction and impression of water, and alluring readers to pause and look at the area round them during this appealing and lyrical appreciation of nature and the source that makes all of it possible—a drop of water.
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A Drop of Water by Gordon Morrison