The Sea in a Bucket
Deepa Balsavar
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
water-cycle water monsoon geography
picture book, fiction,


 An intriguing title that is sure to pique the interest of a young reader. An educative story that takes a child through the water-cycle right from the start as the water vapour rises up to the sky, forms rain clouds, descends to earth, collects in a lake and is transported from there through a pipeline into a little girl’s bucket and from there back again to the sea. Learning about the water-cycle couldn't have been more fun! 

 Written in simple language the storyboard with its panoramic style illustrations, almost like a painting, filled with interesting little details. So much so, the child will forget that he/she is learning a geography lesson.

The layout and design of the book is remarkable. The text is so well positioned amid the lush illustrations that they are absolutely inobstrusive.

A valuable addition to every school library.


Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee