Elephant Wind: A Tornado Safety Book

Elephant Wind: A Tornado Safety Book

by Heather L Beal


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Elephant Wind: A Tornado Safety Book by Heather L Beal

Lily and Niko Rabbit’s childcare class is at the elementary school science fair when a tornado warning happens. They learn how a tornado looks like an elephant trunk and sounds like a train. They also learn where they can go to be safe. When they find out the tornado damaged a neighbor’s house, they come together to help in their own charming way.

Reading this book is a great way for parents, childcare providers, and caregivers, to talk to toddlers and preschool children about tornadoes in a non-scary way. Children can easily relate with these characters and their story gives children the tools and information they need to help stay safe should a tornado happen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998791203
Publisher: Train 4 Safety Press
Publication date: 05/12/2017
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 573,633
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.06(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Heather was raised to give 100% to every endeavor. Since her earliest experiences in Girl Scouts, numerous volunteer events and organizations, she has always sought to make a difference. After graduating college, she served our country with 23 years of distinguished Naval service. Dedicated to self-improvement, she obtained masters degrees in Asian studies, conflict resolution, cyber security policy and emergency management while on active duty. She is qualified as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) with the International Association of Emergency Mangers. She is currently working on a PhD in Emergency Management with a special study focus on childcare recovery. As a working parent of two, she became aware of just how much of a gap existed in emergency preparedness and recovery training and resources for childcare providers and vowed to use her experiences, education, and more importantly, motivation, to help improve current limitations. In addition to publishing books to help teach children about what to do in case of disaster, she has also created a nonprofit, BLOCKS. BLOCKS' mission is to help prepare childcare for disaster.

You can learn more about her nonprofit efforts at www.blocksusa.org. Please see www.train4safety.com to learn more about other books available to help prepare your little ones for disaster or to suggest areas we should focus on. Thank you for your support and enjoy the book!

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Elephant Wind (Mom's Choice Award Winner): A Tornado Safety Book 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite What does a tornado look like? How does it sound? What causes a tornado? What should you do if you're in the midst of a tornado? Elephant Wind (Mom's Choice Award Winner) by Heather L Beal is an illustrated children's book that has all of the answers. Lily, Niko and their childcare class had an opportunity to experience their first science fair. They were having so much fun, until a tornado warning sounded. As their teacher, Ms. Mandy, escorted the children downstairs to the tornado shelter, they began to get curious about the tornado. There were so many questions that the children asked about the various aspects of the tornado. In this book, young readers will learn about the world of tornadoes. This book is educational and will help to enhance your child’s learning. This book was truly engaging and entertaining as Ms. Mandy and the children begin to deeply explore the phenomenon of tornadoes. What was great was how Ms. Mandy described the shape and sound of a tornado. The clever part was to give the children a more vivid image of a tornado by comparing it to an elephant’s trunk reaching downward from the sky. I saw this as a wonderful illustration. Ms. Mandy further provided the children with safety tips when experiencing a tornado. This is an excellent book for any child to read alone or to share with others. No one can be totally prepared, but this book answers so many questions that your child will ask about the wonders of tornadoes. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I work in a public sector Emergency Management agency, and we are always looking for age-appropriate material that explains natural disasters in a non-threatening manner. "Elephant Wind" is an excellent book for elementary age children that explains in a creative manner how tornadoes form and what to do if there is a tornado warning. The narrative and illustrations are superb - this is a quality item. I highly recommend "Elephant Wind" to any agency (or parent) that deals with elementary school aged children.
Literary-Mango More than 1 year ago
We enjoyed this cute and informative story about tornado safety. The animal characters helped with making it inclusive for a variety of children, and contributed to making it engaging for the reader. This book is particularly valuable as an introduction to tornado safety for kids in areas prone to tornadoes, such as "Tornado Alley" in the Midwest and other states, like Florida. There's a short song included in the book that helps kids remember what to do when they hear a tornado warning, plus questions and activities at the end to further a child's engagement. Give this one a shot if you are a parent or teacher in an area where tornadoes might strike, or if you've got a child who's afraid of storms.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book for helping young children deal with the anxiety of fear of severe weather conditions. Easy and straight forward for children to read by themselves as well as for group teaching.
TEhlert More than 1 year ago
There are not a lot of books on this topic for young children, I was happy to see Heather put one out there. It addresses all the important areas of tornado safety in a easy to understand way for children. I have only read it on my own, but can't wait to read it with my students.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This heartwarming book is full of delightful illustrations and important messages. Author Heather Beal shows adults how they can educate young children about hazards in an entertaining and non-frightening way. She also shines a bright light on the often overlooked capacity of children to learn and to contribute to their own recovery and to the broader community. I cannot wait to buy this book for my nieces and nephews and all the other people in my life who live in tornado country and would benefit from having this lovely book in their library!