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Tornadoes! (New Edition) Paperback – January 15, 2019
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Tornadoes form when hot, humid air rises from the ground and meets with the cooler, denser air that is falling back to Earth. The two airstreams begin to swirl, pulling in more and more air to form a funnel-shaped cloud. The winds can swirl faster than 261 miles per hour!
Newly revised and vetted by weather experts from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Tornadoes is an accessible introduction to this fascinating phenomenon. Using her praised combination of clear text and detailed illustrations, Gail Gibbons shares more than fifty tornado facts. . . . including how tornadoes form, the scale used for classifying them, and the safest places to go in case one should happen near you.
Featuring simple, kid-friendly text, colorful paintings, and well-labeled diagrams, Gail Gibbons' nonfiction titles have been called "staples of any collection" (Kirkus Reviews) and offer clear, accessible introductions to complex topics for young readers beginning to explore the world.
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"Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator."
—The Washington Post
With books about the solar system, holidays, animals, plants, and much, much more, Gail Gibbons' wide range of nonfiction picture books are perfect for young readers starting to explore the world around them.
Featuring clear, bright, well-labeled diagrams, illustrations, and infographics, these accessible nonfiction titles are perennial favorites for classrooms, libraries, and home bookshelves.
Look for new and updated editions of favorite titles, which incorporate the latest scientific discoveries, and are vetted by experts in the field!
Gail Gibbons’s books are particularly accurate because she goes right to the source when researching a topic. She has been on the seventeenth floor of a skyscraper in progress, has spoken with truck drivers about the workings of their rigs, has dismantled every clock in her home, and would have donned scuba diving gear to research a sunken ship had the sea waters not been too turbulent. Gail says "I had a lot of ‘whys’ when I was a child. I guess I still do."
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- Publisher : Holiday House; Revised ed. edition (January 15, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0823441873
- ISBN-13 : 978-0823441877
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Lexile measure : AD990L
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 6 ounces
- Dimensions : 9.99 x 0.12 x 9.78 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #44,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Overall, I think kids should understand tornadoes - how they form, what the scale system is, and what to do if there is a tornado. This book covered all of that, but it did not gloss anything over so sensitive kids might have issues. In our family we tend to not gloss things over because we want kids to know the seriousness of things... but at least I can reassure our kids we only face EF-0, other families deal with tornado drills and alarms.... and the possibility of the big one happening.