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.