The ground rumbles and shakes as cracks appear in the sidewalk. A house starts to sway back and forth. The family inside hides under a table to protect themselves from falling debris. In this captivating introduction to earthquakes, early readers will be swept up in the dramatic text that describes the first signs of an earthquake, its destructive power, and, most importantly, how to stay safe from this sudden and often violent natural disaster. 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.