Do Tornadoes Really Twist?: Questions and Answers about Tornadoes and Hurricanes
  • Do Tornadoes Really Twist?: Questions and Answers about Tornadoes and Hurricanes
  • Do Tornadoes Really Twist?: Questions and Answers about Tornadoes and Hurricanes

Do Tornadoes Really Twist?: Questions and Answers about Tornadoes and Hurricanes

by Melvin Berger, Barbara Higgins Bond, Higgins Bond, Gilda Berger
     
 

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From simple questions like "What color are tornado funnels?" to more complex ones like "How is a hurricane born?" this book delivers the answers kids want.

Whether children hear about tornadoes and hurricanes on television, live in vulnerable areas or learn about severe weather at school, they are fascinated with and terrified by powerful storms. Kids want to

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From simple questions like "What color are tornado funnels?" to more complex ones like "How is a hurricane born?" this book delivers the answers kids want.

Whether children hear about tornadoes and hurricanes on television, live in vulnerable areas or learn about severe weather at school, they are fascinated with and terrified by powerful storms. Kids want to know more about them, both to satisfy their curiosity and to ease their fears. This book explains everything about these storms, from how hurricanes get their names to what a tornado looks like from a distance.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Do Tarantulas Have Teeth?, Do Tornadoes Really Twist?, Do All Spiders Spin Webs?, Can You Hear a Shout in Space?, and Why Do Volcanoes Blow Their Tops? were chosen as alternate selections of the Book of the Month Club for Fall 2000

Reviews of the first six titles in the Scholastic Question and Answer Series, published in September 1999:

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

The Grands Rapids Press, August 22, 1999:
"…a promising new series for kids."
–Sue Stauffacher

The Atlanta Constitution, September 27, 1999:
"Anyone who checks out this series can learn a lot and impress their friends and family."
–Julie Bookman, for News for Kids

Children's Literature
Readers will quickly find the answers to such questions as¾"How big are tornadoes? In which direction do tornadoes move? Do tornadoes make noise?" They will learn the similarities and differences of tornadoes and hurricanes. The magenta-colored questions are followed by clear and succinct answers in black type. The authors discuss the origins, paths, strength, occurrences, and effects of both tornadoes and hurricanes. Full page colored drawings relate to the questions posed on the opposite page. There are maps showing where these storms occur in the United States and around the world. The index allows the reader to quickly find specific information, such as the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale and the Fujita-Pearson scale. Part of the well-designed "Scholastic Question and Answer" series, this title is appropriate for researchers. Browsers, too, will enjoy the book and will be fascinated to learn such facts as: Bangladesh was formed as the result of a hurricane. 2000, Scholastic,
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Information on topics of great interest in a format that is sure to appeal. The questions, set in large-print, color type, cover the whys, hows, and wheres of their subjects. The concise answers are set in smaller black type. The queries are either superimposed over attractive, colorful illustrations or face them. While children will enjoy browsing through these titles, the extensive indexes also make them useful for reports. They're particularly accessible for younger or reluctant readers who might have problems with multi-paragraphed, wordier texts.-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439148801
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Scholastic Question & Answer
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
747,009
Product dimensions:
9.92(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
IG770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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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