Hurricanes!by Marcie Aboff
In graphic novel format, text and illustrations explain how hurricanes form, how they are named and measured, and how to stay safe during one.
Children's Literature - Karen McCoyThis latest installment of the "First Graphics: Wild Earth" series presents a scientific look at hurricanes in an easy reader format for children. The captivating illustrations and diagrams not only provide valuable insight into what hurricanes look like and how they are structured, but the speech boxes and panels will be sure to hold the attention of young readers. The book begins with the science behind hurricanes, explains how they are studied, and finishes with some helpful safety tips for families. Unique facts about hurricanes are also included, such as how the names for especially severe hurricanes (Hugo, Andrew, Katrina) are never used again. A glossary, reading list, and useful websites are provided at the end, and can aid children who want to learn more about these powerful storms. As a whole, the book is an excellent resource to help teachers supplement their curriculum, particularly during science or weather units. The index can also assist students using the book to complete a research project. While there are many children's books about hurricanes, the recent nature of this publication provides a glimpse into the latest scientific developments and studies. Reviewer: Karen McCoy
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