Best Book of Weather

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Young meteorologists need hunt no further for all the facts to make a forecast - My Best Book of Weather is a wonderful introduction to the world of weather. Starting with basic questions such as What is the Sun?, the book guides the young reader with tips on watching the weather. Wind, snow, thunderstorms, and rain are covered as well as more dramatic and complex events such as the aurora borealis, tornadoes, and hurricanes. An ideal gift for any child who has ever wondered where our weather comes from, this ...

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Overview

Young meteorologists need hunt no further for all the facts to make a forecast - My Best Book of Weather is a wonderful introduction to the world of weather. Starting with basic questions such as What is the Sun?, the book guides the young reader with tips on watching the weather. Wind, snow, thunderstorms, and rain are covered as well as more dramatic and complex events such as the aurora borealis, tornadoes, and hurricanes. An ideal gift for any child who has ever wondered where our weather comes from, this book also includes an illustrated glossary and index.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
A general overview of what weather is can be found in this well-illustrated picture book. Fourteen chapters cover everything from climates and clouds to fog and wild storms. Each two-page chapter is broken up into several short paragraphs covering a subset of the main topic. Readers can learn about cloud formations and how to identify what weather may be coming next. Colorful and often unusual illustrations depict the variety of topics quite well. A table of contents, glossary and index create a navigable book for young weather researchers. This book would be a nice addition to an early elementary classroom studying the weather. 2001, Kingfisher, $12.95. Ages 6 to 10. Reviewer: Melissa A. Caudill
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-This visually inviting title includes a plethora of colorful illustrations and diagrams, a spare text, and a format dependent on facing-page units. Topics such as "Climate and seasons," "Cloud cover," and "Fun in the snow" are thinly covered in a brief introductory paragraph of text and in the captions accompanying the prolific illustrations/diagrams. Simplistic, and sometimes misleading (winds inside a tornado can and do exceed 250 mph), the book will appeal to browsers in a classroom library or serve to plump up an anorexic bibliography. Other titles to consider (that may already be on the shelf) are John Farndon's Weather (DK, 1992); Robin Kerrod's Weather (Gareth Stevens, 1998; o.p.), which includes some experiments; and Jonathan D. Kahl's compact National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Weather (Scholastic, 1998).-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753461723
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 9/16/2008
  • Series: Best Books of Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 514,561
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Adams worked as an editor of children's reference and other nonfiction books before becoming a full-time writer. He has written and contributed to more than fifty books on subjects as varied as the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars, and the history of jazz. He is the author of Kingfisher Knowledge: Castles & Forts, Kingfisher Knowledge: Life in Ancient Rome, The Kingfisher Atlas of the Ancient World and The Kingfisher Atlas of the Medieval World.

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