" The hallmark of the Seymour Simon books are the brilliant full-page color photography. " Kenneth said.
" Tornadoes a good children's resource about weather phenomenon " Theresa said.
" Tornadoes are formed by supercell thunderstorms. They are very destructive and can pack winds up from 73 to 318 MPH. The strorgest tornadoes are F5's. F5 tornadoes are so powerful, they can lift strong brick houses of their foundations! " Austin said.
" Chasing tornadoes!? That is what I hope to do someday. As I mentioned already, I have loved weather ever since I was a little kid and I love storms. Again this is a great informational book that provides a lot of information along with great pictures. " Josh said.
" Tornadoes are amazing works of nature. They are so interesting and mysterious in many ways. This book helps elude to what tornadoes are and how they form. It even gives events in history and their images. This is a wonderful book to use in the classroom. " Alison said.
" This book is a good book if a student would be wanting to learn about tornadoes or if they were even assigned to write about tornadoes they could use some information from it; however, it was published many years ago so the dates of bad tornadoes would be extended. " Lisa said.
"I think that children really appreciate the awesome photographs and descriptions of the massive power of tornado storms. I'm looking forward to sharing this book with my students. I'm a little concerned that there's some ambiguity in the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning. The book states that a tornado watch means a tornado is likely because one has been spotted. If a tornado has actually been spotted, then a tornado warning is issued. I'll just make sure the students understand the distinction. In either case, if there's a tornado watch or warning, folks need to take shelter. You shouldn't wait until the tornado sirens are blaring to figure out where to go." Jana said.
"It's tornado season and considering the number of tornadoes that have been in the news recently, I thought it would be a good idea to read a book like this to our girls. They have never lived in a tornado-prone area (nor do we now, really), but I wanted to explain what they are, how dangerous they can be, what we should do if we ever have a tornado warning, and mostly, to alleviate any fears that they may have from watching the news.
We really liked this book and had some really good side discussions while reading it. The pictures are big and help depict how truly powerful this weather phenomena can be, but the narrative is fairly short and explains them without being boring. I also really like that the book explains how unlikely a tornado is to hit our home, in particular, which helps to calm a child's fears.
We really like Seymour Simon's books and we will certainly look for more at our local library. " Dolly said.