Reviewed by Christine Royce
Assistant Professor of Education
In the light of current weather events this book is an interesting read—especially when the first narrative begins with "weather has a huge influence on your life." This beautifully–illustrated text is supplemented with actual photographs to help tell the story about extreme weather. And it covers every type of extreme weather condition possible, from the normal thunderstorms to cycles and twisters, to monsoons, to hailstorms.
Each topic is covered in a two–page spread that provides the reader with a clear and understandable explanation of the type of weather, examples of when and where this particular type of weather has caused damage or destruction on earth, and illustrated diagrams that help to explain what happens during such an event. One of the best features of the text is the numbered key which is provided to help explain what is happening in the diagram. Included in the book is a glossary and index for easy use by the student researcher.
This would be an excellent resource for a classroom or school library in that it provides general information about each type of event as well as great graphics, pictures, and illustrations that could generate in–depth conversation.
Review posted on 11/28/2012