Can It Rain Cats and Dogs?: Questions & Answers about Weather (Scholastic Question & Answer Series)

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Questions and answers about weather. From simple questions like "What makes the weather?" to more complex ones like "What is El Nino?", this book helps kids understand why and how the weather changes.

This book will answer children's questions about weather as it explores the basics in beautifully illustrated sections on sun, air, and wind; rain, snow, and hail; and wild weather like hurricanes and tornadoes. The questions and answers should help to appease even the most ...

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Overview


Questions and answers about weather. From simple questions like "What makes the weather?" to more complex ones like "What is El Nino?", this book helps kids understand why and how the weather changes.

This book will answer children's questions about weather as it explores the basics in beautifully illustrated sections on sun, air, and wind; rain, snow, and hail; and wild weather like hurricanes and tornadoes. The questions and answers should help to appease even the most curious child's need to know why the weather keeps changing, what happens to puddles after it rains, if you can smell the rain, if lightning can grow hair, and if groundhogs really can predict the weather.

Provides answers to such questions about the weather as "What makes the weather?", "Does air have weight?", "How big are hailstones?", and "What is El Niäno?"

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Booklist, November 1, 1999:
"Each book in the Scholastic Question and Answer series focuses on a particular area of science, asking questions related to the topic and answering each query with one or more paragraphs of pertinent information. Although the idea has been tried before, this series works better than most in that it organizes the material well, it asks questions that children may actually have posed, and the answers are clear and precise. Stars introduces topics in astronomy, from "Do asteroids ever strike earth?" to "Is there life elsewhere in the solar system?" The Bergers are being responsible as they qualify some replies with phrases such as "Most scientists think." Often dramatic and beautiful, the paintings illustrate the text quite effectively. Flies explores the world of insects, answering questions such as "Do insects have tongues?" and "How can you tell a moth from a butterfly?" The colorful illustrations are detailed, vivid, and well conceived. A science series attractive enough for browsers, yet solid enough to help support the curriculum."
–Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal, December 1999.
"These series entries will answer many of the questions children have about the subjects covered. . . The student-friendly questions-and-answer format is appealing, with simple and concise one or two paragraph answers and attractive, colorful illustrations. Basic up-to-date information presented in a chatty, readable style."
–Eunice Weech

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
One in a series of nonfiction books by this prolific team, this title raises questions and provides answers about insects. The questions are the type that kids would ask and the answers are factual, but not so scientific in content that primary school kids will have difficulty in understanding the material. Ranging from the question posed by the title to those relating to our ability to forecast the weather kids will learn plenty about everyday weather phenomena as well as newsmakers such as El Niño. It hasn't ever rained cats and dogs, but plenty of other strange creatures including fish and frogs have rained down from the skies. The illustrations and drawings by Sullivan are both dramatic and informative, ranging from scenes demonstrating the power of wind to lightning striking the Empire State Building. Index and contents pages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439085731
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Scholastic Question & Answer
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 516,234
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Melvin and Gilda Berger are the authors of more than two hundred books for children. Their books have recieved awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. The Bergers live in New York.

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