Best Book of Weather

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Where do clouds come from? Why does the wind blow? Why is snow cold? Walk outside with a child and it will be clear right away that kids want to know all about weather. With an unbeatable combination of age-appropriate writing, solid information, and an affordable and portable format, The Best Book of Weather makes even the biggest weather mystery understandable. Covering subjects from the power of the sun to the changing seasons, climate, and even dramatic events like hurricanes, this is the perfect companion ...

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Overview

Where do clouds come from? Why does the wind blow? Why is snow cold? Walk outside with a child and it will be clear right away that kids want to know all about weather. With an unbeatable combination of age-appropriate writing, solid information, and an affordable and portable format, The Best Book of Weather makes even the biggest weather mystery understandable. Covering subjects from the power of the sun to the changing seasons, climate, and even dramatic events like hurricanes, this is the perfect companion for strolling and observing with young weather bugs.

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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: 768,073
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Adams has written and contributed to more than fifty books on a variety on nonfiction subjects. When he’s not writing, he loves to get outside—whatever the weather—and ride his bike.

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