Kingfisher Readers: Level 4
By Anita Ganeri
May 2012 / ISBN 9780753467671
Picture book, weather (ages 4 and up)
by Bob Walch
A level four
reader, "Weather" introduces children, who can handle
longer sentences, more sophisticated vocabulary and detailed content,
to some of the basic concepts of climate and weather.
There is information
here on cloud formations, wind, rain and snow, world weather records,
storm conditions and weather forecasting. Each section is well illustrated
and special facts are highlighted in boxes.
plenty of fun facts in this book to capture the young reader's interest
and encourage the child to explore the topic of weather further.
For example, it may not really rain "cats and dogs", but
in 2010 it did apparently rain small fish in Australia. Experts
believe a tornado sucked up the fish from a river and then dumped
them on the town of Lajamanu.
There are plenty
of beginning readers on the market, but I like the idea of combining
this type of book with non-fiction subject matter so the child can
discover some interesting facts that may pique his or her interest
in reading more about the subject.