Yesterday We Had A Hurricane Ayer Tuvimos Un Huracan

Summary:

Using collage art to complement the text, a young child explains the events of experiencing a hurricane.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story answers questions a young child would have about a hurricane and presents the story in a positive way. The material presents the event with some humor, but does not make light of what a hurricane is/does.

Content Awareness Factors:

None, really. Our preschooler kept wanting to call the hurricane a tornado, as that is something s/he is familiar with. Be prepared to answer the sea v. land question.


Little Kid Reaction

After our first reading, our preschooler wanted to go back and look at the pictures some more. There were lots of additional questions about hurricanes and what happens.

Parent Reaction

The story is simply presented, with a matter-of-fact tone that doesn't create a sense of fear (like some well-meaning monster stories sometimes do). Thanks to the Spanish text it will likely get a good number of readings so that we can practice vocabulary.

Type of Book:
This is a bilingual picture book for children.
Educational Themes:

You can use this book as a launching pad for talking about all kinds of weather. It also makes a great vocabulary builder in English and Spanish.

Reading Level:
1.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
5 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
read with 4-year-old child
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This isn't a book you'll read frequently, but if you live in a hurricane-prone area, it is a good one to share.

Title Yesterday We Had a Hurricane / Ayer tuvimos un huracan
Author Deirdre McLaughlin Mercier
Publisher Bumble Bee Publishing © 2006
Illustrators Deirdre McLaughlin Mercier
ISBN 9780975434291
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Nature, Weather, Foreign Language | Bilingual
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