Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Al Roker's Extreme Weather by Al Roker - ESSENTIAL

Roker, Al  Al Roker’s Extreme Weather  PICTURE BOOK  Harper, 2017.  $16.99  Content: G.  

This book is an overview of storms and their aftermath as well as other dangerous conditions caused by the weather.  Each page spread explains different types of extreme weather such as tornadoes or thunderstorms in a paragraph and then provides examples of varying degrees of those storms in captions and pictures.  There are sometimes graphs, satellite pictures or close ups as well as aftermath type pictures.  

This book was fascinating!  I enjoyed every page and found myself explaining things about the weather to anyone who would listen.  You can feel Roker’s love for weather throughout and the different conditions are well explained and illustrated.  There is a lot of content on each page spread and the science will be best understood by upper elementary and middle school kids.  There is mention of deaths caused by different weather conditions but nothing graphic.  

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

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