Back of Book:
With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own.
My Review: I read this book in class on March 22nd for #wordwaterday It is a perfect story to read to kids about the importance of conserving water. My students were amazing that the book is based on a true story. It created a great conversation in my classroom about what we can do as a class to save water. I loved the way this book is set up. I loved the unique illustrations and so did my students. There is also a great note in the back of the book that talks about the Woman the book is based on.
Ages 5 and up