Tornadoes are funnel-shaped clouds that can cause massive destruction on the ground. Their winds can swirl faster than 260 miles per hour! In addition to factual information, youngsters will learn about how such extreme weather affects the lives of people in areas where these atmospheric storms are common. Using her acclaimed combination of clear wording and detailed illustrations, Gibbons explains how tornadoes form, the scale used for classifying them, and what to do in case one should be near you.
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to The Washington Post, 'Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator.' She lives in Vermont.
Chris Lutkin has been an actor, director, writer, and teacher in NYC for over 30 years. He currently resides in Detroit with his wife, Heather and rescue dog, Buckaroo. He will be appearing in the musical film "Liberty's Secret," to be released 2016. A proud member of the Wyandotte Stars Vintage Base Ball Club of Michigan, he has also written a screenplay about a real life 19th century ballplayer named "Bull Smith."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My almost 5-yr. old grandson loved the book! He prefers the "Weather Channel" over cartoons! I sent this book as a surprise after visiting him and his family.
WOW- GREAT BOOK! I thought the author did an absolutely amazing job at describing every aspect of tornadoes in a simple way for young children to understand. This book describes what tornadoes are, how they form,how they are classified and who developed the classification system, the differences between classification, precautions that can be took, and the geographic area where most tornadoes occur! This is absolutely a wonderful book to read during a science lesson before teaching about tornadoes! LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
Who knew that Tornadoes could be so dangerous. The book, "Tornadoes," by Gail Gibbons is an excellent informational source to learn tons of facts on tornadoes. This text helps children learn where the scale came from to measure tornadoes, what to do when a tornado is approaching, and what each classification of tornadoes are more likely to do. This book takes children step by step into the characteristics of all six categories of tornadoes. Keep your child informed with everything that is important. Children should be knowledgable about Mother Nature and what she may bring. Inform then about tornadoes and how to handle them by reading to them this book.
Genre: InformationalReview: This is a good example of informational text because it is an easy read for kids to inform themselves on previous tornadoes in the U.SMedia: Watercolor, Color Pencil