Reviews for Tornadoes

Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 August/September
In this series, Valerie Bodden introduces young readers to five weather phenomena. Each book pairs spectacular color photographs with simple text that begins with a definition, followed by an expanded look at the featured phenomenon. The text explains how a storm forms and looks at the damage that they can impact upon communities. Terms that are defined in the glossary are printed in red. Instructions are provided for a simple science experiment to demonstrate one of the concepts mentioned in each book. For young meteorologists, this is an excellent introduction to various storms, how they form and their impact upon our lives. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Index. Charlotte Decker, Librarian and Educational Reviewer, Cincinnati, Ohio. RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2012 April

Gr 1-4--Stunning color photos and a clean format will spark readers' interest in science. The content moves beyond mere description of natural phenomena, offering easy-to-understand explanations. Bodden presents weather facts clearly, though occasionally she also uses question-provoking declarations, e.g., "Meteorologists may use big balloons as part of their studies," that may leave students wanting more information. The font changes size throughout, adding to the visual stimulation, and short sentences that run along the bottom of pages offer interesting tidbits and sometimes explain the accompanying photos. Information and images are repeated in the different volumes. Each book ends with a simple experiment, such as: "Funnel in a Bottle." The exceptional layout distinguishes this series.

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