Basher Basics: Weather: Whipping up a storm!

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Welcome to the wild world of weather, Basher style! Meet Hurricane, a violent blusterer; Atmosphere, a many-layered character who keeps the planet cozy; hard-nut Hail and sneezy Sleet; Drought, the dusty fellow who makes life hard for animals, plants and people; and mischievous El Niño, who messes around with ocean currents to chaotic effect. Includes plenty of detail on the forces that make weather work—this approach is so effective, readers will forever think about these characters every time they hear a ...

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Overview

Welcome to the wild world of weather, Basher style! Meet Hurricane, a violent blusterer; Atmosphere, a many-layered character who keeps the planet cozy; hard-nut Hail and sneezy Sleet; Drought, the dusty fellow who makes life hard for animals, plants and people; and mischievous El Niño, who messes around with ocean currents to chaotic effect. Includes plenty of detail on the forces that make weather work—this approach is so effective, readers will forever think about these characters every time they hear a weather report or step outside.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Natalie Gurr
Hail is a real bruiser who loves to pound the roofs. Frost is cold and cruel and creeps around at nighttime. Monsoon can bring sunny skies to tears and Wind loves to get things moving. Meet Weather; they make up a fickle group of friends who can bring a party or wreak devastating havoc. Green introduces each type of weather in a first person monologue. A cartoon illustration, personifying weather, accompanies each description. The pictures are cute but it would be more informative to have actual photographs of each form of weather. While the language is geared toward younger children, the text and formatting are not conducive to lower grades and the writing is on a higher reading level than the tone implies. The first person narration is often confusing and it is hard to pull actual information from the text. The three interesting facts accompanying each form of weather are the most instructive parts of the book. While Green provides a broad look at different types of weather, students would benefit from books with a more scientific approach, such as DK Eyewitness Books: Weather by Brian Cosgrove. Reviewer: Natalie Gurr
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753468258
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Series: Basher Basics Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 952,640
  • Age range: 8 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.27 (w) x 7.36 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of more than ten best-selling concept books for children including The Periodic Table, Physics, Biology, Astronomy, Math, and Punctuation. Based in London and Tokyo and specializing in “graphic surrealism”, Basher's original artwork is regularly exhibited and sold in the UK, Europe, the US and the Asia. Find out more at www.basherworld.com. 

 

Dan Green edited Basher’s The Periodic Table and was the author of Physics, Biology, Astronomy and Rocks and Minerals. He studied Geology at Cambridge University.

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