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.
|Interest Level||Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Beginning Readers, Nonfiction|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|ISBN||9781627242479, 9781627242578, 9781627242646|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Guided Reading Level||I|
|Lexile Reading Level||480|
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.
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