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Strong winds send dirt and branches flying through the air. A huge tower of spinning air forms and destroys everything in its path. Houses are flattened and cars are tossed through the air. In this captivating introduction to tornadoes, early readers will be swept up in the dramatic text that describes the first signs of a tornado, its destructive power, and, most importantly, how to stay safe from a tornado's catastrophic winds. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. Stunning photos closely align with descriptive text that will grab kids' attention. Emergent readers won't be able to stop turning the pages as they learn about the forces of nature that can wreak havoc on our world.

 
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF051160
Genre Nonfiction, Beginning Readers
Copyright 2014
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series ¡Qué desastre!
Language Spanish
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781627242462, 9781627242547, 9781627242615
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 551.55'3
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile Reading Level 490
Author Jessica Rudolph
 

School Library Journal Review for ¡Que Desastre!

Floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, blizzards, and hurricanes are covered in these brief, informative books. Clear texts and appropriate pictures explain how these natural disasters begin, the damage they leave behind, and how to best prepare for them. Many of the facts presented here will astound readers; for instance, a tsunami can travel up to 600 miles per hour, and tornado winds are faster than those of any other storm. Images effectively complement the subjects being described, and each book includes useful back matter. The layout and crisp texts do a good job of introducing the subjects to young readers and provide enough information to get children interested in seeking out more detailed works. VERDICT: Solid options for kids who are not yet ready for Gail Gibbons or Seymour Simon.

Index
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Full-color photographs