Weather

Penelope Arlon

Book - 2013

Weather is packed with up-to-the-minute information about what happens and why. Eyewitness accounts from around the globe tell you how it really feels to get caught in the world's worst weather.

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Series
Scholastic discover more.
Subjects
Published
New York : Scholastic c2013
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
9780545505161
054550516X
Main Author
Penelope Arlon (author)
Other Authors
Tory Gordon-Harris (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Each large-format book in the Discover More series offers hundreds of colorful illustrations and small parcels of information related to a range of broad topics. Drawn from a great many sources, the illustrations (mainly photos) are often quite good, though some are too small to be useful. The heavy, glossy pages allow for excellent clarity. Each double-page spread introduces a new topic, typically with a few sentences of text and 6 to 10 captioned pictures. The back matter, which includes a glossary but no sources, is disappointing in a book for this grade level. Bound using somewhat stiff but flexible covers with a shiny coating, the books' durability falls somewhere between paperbacks and hardbound volumes. Not to be confused with Arlon's 2007 book with the same title, Weather offers plenty of factoids for browsers as well as some dramatic photos. However, the spreads that are crowded with several types of type font and overlapping text look cluttered. Recommended as supplemental material for larger libraries. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Provides an introduction to the weather that exists on Earth and explains how it occurs and includes eyewitness accounts from people who have experienced some of the world's dangerous weather events.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Weather is packed with up-to-the-minute information about what happens and why. Eyewitness accounts from around the globe tell you how it really feels to get caught in the world's worst weather. --

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Favorite topics in active and interactive print and digital books, specially designed for newly confident readers.

Every year, stories of extreme weather events dominate the news. This book not only informs children about different types of weather but helps them understand how weather systems are connected. Case studies that run throughout the book give eyewitness accounts of weather disasters and a final section includes weather heroes from meteorologists to storm chasers. The digital book tells you how to be a weather forecaster. Structured layouts, age-appropriate vocabulary, and infographics make this book a great informational text at school and at home.