The science of weather with America's weatherman

Summary:

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. 


Parent Perspective:
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.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

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.

Content Awareness Factors:

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.


Type of Book:
This nonfiction picture book describes all types of weather phenomena and the tools used for predicting them.
Educational Themes:

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.

Reading Level:
unknown
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. The book is interesting and has great resources, but for most of us it is a one-time read.

Title Al Roker's Extreme Weather: Tornadoes, Typhoons, and Other Weather Phenomena
Author Al Roker
Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books, a Division of HarperCollins Publishing © 2017
ISBN 9780062484994
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Nature, Science, Weather
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