While teaching children about river systems and habitats, this book inspires young readers to care about all water resources. Four children discover that their favorite swimming hole is filled with green slime; a naturalist named Riparia helps the children understand why the water became polluted and together they figure out what they can do to bring clean water back to the river they all love. This engaging story about non-point source pollution is beautifully illustrated with lush paintings. For ages 8 to 12.
Author: Michael J. Caduto
Illustrator: Olga Pastuchiv