NBC weather forecaster Al Roker narrates this nonfiction picture book. Each storm type has its own chapter and is complemented by lots of weather photography. Scientific terms and equipment are described, and Roker also offers advice related to conservation and weather-related personal safety.
Lots of fascinating information and photography. I learned quite a bit about different types of storms and natural disasters. In addition to the scientific explanations, the book also includes advice on what to look for and how to stay safe. The book as listed as being meant for children as young as 8. Even with the use of insets, the pages are incredibly text-heavy and dense. This would be an engaging read for anyone interested in the weather in general or extreme natural events.
With chapters for every type of storm or natural disaster, readers can pick and choose what they want to read in this nonfiction book about weather.
The book is very text heavy. Be prepared to spend time reading and jumping around the page if you have an 8- or 9-year old interested in this book.
This nonfiction picture book describes all types of weather phenomena and the tools used for predicting them.
If it is related to weather, you will find it in this book. Every chapter addresses natural, weather-related phenomena. There is a long glossary in the back, as well as a page for exploring additional resources.
10 and Up
8 to 12
Borrow. The book is interesting and has great resources, but for most of us it is a one-time read.