Tsunamis

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Provide young readers with a better understanding of what causes these weather events and how to stay safe should a dangerous situation arise. With simple text and large, outstanding photos, readers will not only be informed, but also gain an appreciation of these awesome phenomenons.

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Overview

Provide young readers with a better understanding of what causes these weather events and how to stay safe should a dangerous situation arise. With simple text and large, outstanding photos, readers will not only be informed, but also gain an appreciation of these awesome phenomenons.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Daley
This nonfiction level one book is filled with full page photographs that depict the destruction a tsunami can cause. In addition to captivating a reader's attention, the photographs also help young readers to better understand the text. There are only two or three sentences on each page and the colorful full size photograph is on the accompanying page. The first several chapters explain what a tsunami is and where they happen. The following chapters describe what happens before, during, and after a Tsunamis hits. Each chapter is only four or five sentences long and the print is large and easy to read. Some of the vocabulary may be challenging for beginning readers, but these more difficult words are defined in the glossary section at the back of the book. This highly engaging and informative book introduces young readers to earth science, and its content is directly related to national science standards. It is part of the "Earth in Action" series. Reviewer: Denise Daley
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2–These easy-to-read titles feature dramatic covers and interior images. Short chapters describe what the phenomenon is, how and where it happens, safety, and how scientists are learning more about the events and how to predict them. Each attractive spread boasts a full-page color photograph. Some show the aftermath of a disaster (and even, in Avalanches for example, the phenomenon as it happens), but there are also some diagrams showing physical mechanisms and maps highlighting commonly affected places. The left side of each spread provides a few sentences of large-print text, with short, clear explanations. These books will work well as starting points for early reports but since they do not mention any specific events, they will need to be supplemented by more detailed works for those seeking examples.
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Meet the Author

Mari Schuh has written more than 100 nonfiction books for children, covering a wide range of science and social studies topics. She has written numerous articles for daily newspapers and has presented at the West Virginia Book Festival. Mari enjoys visiting the amazing two-story butterfly room at the Milwaukee Public Museum. She also recently spotted a praying mantis for the first time. Mari lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joe, and their house rabbit, Kindle.
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