Gravitybread presents Barbara Seuling…….

barbaraMeet Barbara Seuling, author of Drip! Drop! How Water Gets in Your Tap. She is a  former children’s book editor and the author and/or illustrator of more than sixty books.  Below are my questions and her responses which you should find very interesting in helpful when it comes to teaching  children about water conservation.

1. What inspired you to write Drip! Drop! How Water Gets in Your Tap?

My editor at Holiday House was excited about a new series she was starting, showing young children
how some of the wondrous things around us in everyday life get into our homes, like electricity and water. As it was for young children, she thought my style would suit the series. I had done freaky fact books in the past, using short and interesting burst of information, and I think that was some of the appeal.

2. What would you like children to learn most from this book?

I think it’s important to know how things come to be for a better understanding of how our world works in
general, but it’s especially important to know about our precious resources like water on which all life depends.
I would like children to know how important water is to the survival of life on our planet, and how we can
do our part to use it more efficiently, to keep it clean, safe, and available for everyone.
3. It has been 13 years since the book has been published. If the book was written now, would you make any changes that reflect the current time? (e.g. Global warming, etc)

Yes, of course I would update the book if it were reprinted. So much new information exists now about the
water supply as a result of global warming and what we are doing about it.

4. What is your background besides being an author? Based on your other books, I would say you have a strong background in science and biology. I would love to know.

My background is mostly in writing children’s books, from picture books through older works. I write mostly
fiction, with humor a main ingredient, but I am fascinated by science and have dabbled in different
subjects including major disasters, whales, the human body, and electricity. I am currently working on a book
about air that includes interesting hands-on experiments and activities.

5. What was your favorite book as a child and what inspired you write your own children’s books?

I fell in love with children’s books when I was nine years old and a baby brother came along. I spent a lot of
time reading to him and enjoying the experience thoroughly.  My own favorite as a girl was the Betsy-Tacy
series.

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