How The Weather Works

Summary:

This hands-on guide to our changing climate uses an array of flaps, pull-tabs, wheels and pop-ups to present a lot of fascinating information about the weather and climate conditions around the world. With content arranged by questions (What is a hurricane? Where does the rain come from?) the author delves into a variety of topics that will interest young readers.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This nonfiction picture book is perfect for use at home and school.

Content Awareness Factors:

I don't think it is a major problem but there is so much happening in each section of this book that it almost seems a little cluttered. It is easy to miss some of the interactive features like the pull tabs. My advice is to read the book a couple of times and also run your fingers carefully across each page to make sure you aren't missing out on something hidden behind a tab or wheel.


Little Kid Reaction

The students loved the interactive elements and the arrangement of the topics. Many of them wanted to check the book out and take it home to look at again.

Big Kid Reaction

I liked the fact that the author did not "talk down" to the audience. She crams a lot of information into this book.

Type of Book:
This is a nonfiction picture book designed to involved readers in learning.
Reading Level:
3.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 10
Age of child:
Read with and by a fourth grade class.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a book that you will read many times and the kids will like "playing" with.

Title How the Weather Works
Author Christiane Dorior
Publisher Templar © 2011
Illustrators Beverely Dorion
ISBN 9780763652623
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Nature, Interactive, Weather
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