Monday, July 31, 2017

Tornadoes by Seymour Simon - ADVISABLE

Simon, Seymour  Tornadoes  HarperCollins, 1999 (updated 2017).  PICTURE BOOK  $17.99  Content: G.  

This book about tornadoes includes the different names of tornadoes and how they form.  It also explains how the Enhanced Fujita Scale works and explains the different levels on the scale.  A few of the worst tornadoes are described and it explains the areas that are most often hit by tornadoes.  In the end the author gives advice on what to do if you are caught in a tornado.  

There is a glossary at the back to describe some of the terms used throughout.  There is also a reference to an online source that can provide a teacher guide and other resources.  The pictures in this book are beautiful and fascinating.  Storms and natural disasters are a hit with the young boys at my house, so they loved looking at the pictures, but the amount of text and high vocabulary was a bit daunting for them, which makes this book more appropriate for older elementary or middle school kids.  As far as a simple and brief understanding of these beautiful storms this was a great read.  

EL, MS – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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