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A delightful tour of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State through captivating illustration and descriptive verse. Each page shares cultural and historical facts of interest appealing to adults and older children while detailed and colorful illustrations along with alphabetical verse appeal to younger children. Letter sounds, alliteration and rhyme help build phonemic awareness and letter sound recognition. Content area vocabulary related to curriculum is present. Reference materials included: Index, map and more. W is for Waterfall takes readers of all ages on a journey through this important area of New York State. Subjects include agriculture, aviation, art, birds, wetlands, pollination, Erie Canal, movie history, women's history, trout, fishing, farms. Recommended for interested adults and K-4th grade.
Aileen Easterbrook holds advanced degrees in literacy and education. Several of her magazine articles have appeared in curriculum magazines on subjects ranging from ladybugs to chimpanzees to civil rights to storytelling. She likes spending time with family and friends - enjoying life in the Finger Lakes. Johanna van der Sterre was born and raised in Corning, New York. Her favorite childhood road trips took place in the Finger Lakes Region. She studied illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design, specializing in children's illustration. Her artwork has been featured in several children's magazines including Highlights and Ladybug. She is the award-winning illustrator of Mendel's Accordion. She enjoys working from her Finger Lakes home studio where she lives with her family.