Tornado Alert

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Overview

'Branley explains these powerful storms in simple terms young children can understand. He describes the funnel cloud and how it forms and [tells] what to do during a tornado. The book ends on a comfortable note, that the idea is not to panic but to know what to do to ensure safety.' —BL.

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Describes the origin and nature of tornadoes and how to stay safe when threatened by one of these dangerous storms.

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Overview

'Branley explains these powerful storms in simple terms young children can understand. He describes the funnel cloud and how it forms and [tells] what to do during a tornado. The book ends on a comfortable note, that the idea is not to panic but to know what to do to ensure safety.' —BL.

A Reading Rainbow Selection

Describes the origin and nature of tornadoes and how to stay safe when threatened by one of these dangerous storms.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3 Another excellent addition to this science series that has opened up a host of subjects to young readers. This book tells what tornadoes look like, why they occur, when they occur, and what to do when one strikes. A few incidents of disastrous tornadoes are mentioned, such as the time when a tornado in Minnesota lifted a passenger train from its tracks and carried it 80 feet through the air. The writing is clear, concise, and rhythmic. Maestro's color drawings are also clear and understandable, and fit well with the book's design. This book is for younger audiences than Fradin's Disaster ! Tornados (Childrens, 1982). It should be just the thing for young readers interested in the subject. Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Pub . Lib . , Ill.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064450942
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1990
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
  • Edition description: 1ST HARPER
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 199,233
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.87 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Franklyn M. Branley is one of the co-founders of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.

Dr. Branley lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

Giulio Maestro is the illustrator of over 100 children’s books. He has also written his own books of word play and has co-authored two I Can Read Books with his son, Marco: What Do You Hear When Cows Sing, and Other Silly Riddles and Geese Find the Missing Piece: School Time Riddle Rhymes. The Maestros live in Old Lyme, CT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2005

    GREAT book for beginners--good illustrations!

    Great book for beginners especially children who are learning about twisters & who are intersted in them. Still--I'm a meteorolgist and a storm chaser and I still remember the words.--and nothing beats getting a cup of hot coffee & reading this on the couch!!! GREAT BOOK--YOU SHOULD READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.........

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