Sam and Flo books

These books are a great way to engage young children in a conversation about water. 

Available to order in hardcopy: Crafted by our previous education coordinator Sally Smith, and beautifully illustrated by Auckland artist Emma Scheltema, Sam and Flo's Watery Adventure is about a young boy who joins a water droplet on her journey from a water storage dam to a household tap. This book was a finalist in the Best Primary Resource category at the 2018 Copyright Licensing Education Awards and is much-loved at many Auckland schools.

Available to read online and as a downloadable eBook: In Sam and Flo Go Round the Bend, children and the young at heart find out what happens to water once it disappears down the drain. Our online and eBooks are available in English and te reo Māori. For teachers, we recommend downloading the eBooks onto classroom devices.

New Te Reo Maori version of our Sam and Flo books - HAERE A HĀMI RĀUA KO RERE MĀ TE KŌPIKO

Join Sam and Flo again as they go on an adventure to find out where the water goes when it disappears down the plughole. 

Travel with them through the wastewater pipes to the wastewater treatment plant and beyond. 

Sam and Flo Go Round the Bend (English)

SamandFloRoundtheBend17.9ENGLISH.epub
Read on your computer, tablet or phone.

Sam and Flo Go Round the Bend (English)

Enjoy this interactive eBook on your tablet or computer. Includes interactive animations and a read-along experience.
You can enjoy the experience online here. 


If you experience long loading times when exploring the book online, we recommend you download the ebook by clicking the button below. Please note: There may be a thirty second delay before you see your file begin to appear as a download. 


Instructions for loading the eBook to your device are here.


Ka haere a Hāmi rāua ko Rere mā te Kōpiko

SamandFloRoundtheBend17.9TEREO.epub
Read on your computer, tablet or phone.

Ka haere a Hāmi rāua ko Rere mā te Kōpiko

Enjoy this interactive eBook on your tablet or computer. Includes interactive animations and a read-along experience.
You can enjoy the experience online here. 


If you experience long loading times when exploring the book online, we recommend you download the ebook by clicking the button below. Please note: There may be a thirty second delay before you see your file begin to appear as a download. 


Instructions for loading the eBook to the device of your choice are here.

Learn about Water Density

Lesson_WaterDensity_aug2020_v1.pdf
Download the Water Density Lesson for teachers.

Learn about Water Density

We also offer a range of lessons that teachers can use in the classroom.
Download the Water Density Lesson here to demonstrate density and what “sinks” and what “floats” at the wastewater treatment plant. You can also find further education resources here.

Order the printed books

Order the printed books

Sam and Flo's Amazing Watery Adventure and Sam and Flo Go Round the Bend

These large-scale printed books (A3 size) are just as useful at home as in the classroom. You can order them for $29.95 by emailing your order details to communications@water.co.nz