“Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” by Michael Dow“Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” by Michael Dow https://www.readerviewskids.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/NurseFlorenceWaterDowReview-175x262.jpg 175 262 Reader Views Kids Reader Views Kids https://www.readerviewskids.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/NurseFlorenceWaterDowReview-175x262.jpg
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Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?
Dow Creative Enterprises, LLC 2023
Reviewed by Lydia (age 9) for Reader Views Kids (06/23)
In “Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” by Michael Dow, three girls – Sonia, Condi, and Jean, are at school playing soccer at recess. This makes them hot and thirsty, so they get a drink at the water fountain. Drinking the water makes them think about why anyone has to drink water anyway. They find Nurse Florence and ask her about this. Nurse Florence tells them about how water can affect your body, inside and out, from having too much or too little, and how the cells inside your body are affected. The girls learn a lot of information they didn’t know before, and now they understand why water is so important to our bodies!
I enjoyed learning something new in “Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” I didn’t know before about all the cells in our bodies and how they work with and without water; this part of the story was more confusing and complicated, but it was still interesting. I also learned that sometimes people put chemicals in the water for different reasons. I would recommend this book to older kids who can better understand the bigger words in the story and the science that is explained.
Note from Mom: “Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” is another informative, educational, and enjoyable “Nurse Florence” story that explains everyday happenings to a younger audience. The author’s purpose for the book is clear and follows suit with the many other books in the series. I would say that at the current age of nine, it is a little young to be understanding molecules and cells. Still, it seems appropriate to introduce the terminology and concepts already to reduce further struggles later in life when it is applicable to go more in-depth (i.e.-biology class in high school). “Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” is one of the shorter “Nurse Florence” books that we’ve read, but the length doesn’t take away from the topic’s importance to readers and non-readers of every age.
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