Using collage art to complement the text, a young child explains the events of experiencing a hurricane.
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.
5 to 8
3 to 8
read with 4-year-old child
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.