DK Readers will help your child learn to read and encourage a life-long love of reading whilst finding out about twisters. Encourage your child to read. They will learn all about twisters and how stormy winds twist at incredible speeds to create some wild, wild weather! DK Readers are part of a five-level highly pictorial reading scheme, which uses lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. Level 2 Readers have long sentences, increased vocabulary, information boxes and a simple index. Read them together with children who are beginning to read alone and with early or reluctant readers. Includes over 100 DK Readers in the series.
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Grade 1-3-One of the basic ideas that school librarians teach primary-grade students is the difference between fiction and nonfiction. So why do publishers continue to muddy the waters by using fictitious stories and characters in nonfiction books? Such is the case with Twisters! The first third of the book is devoted to a farmer and his dog, Barney, who stay outside in full view despite a tornado and hailstones the size of golf balls. The rest of the text provides a simple explanation of how tornadoes are formed and function, as well as their effects on the environment. The book is also filled with incredible real-life events surrounding tornadoes that occurred in the past and includes passable photographs. One has to wonder why one of those episodes was not used as the anecdotal introduction. More problematic for beginning readers, though, is that the book lacks any organizational structure such as chapters or sections. Segmenting the material is important to help beginning researchers navigate through or at least distinguish the fictitious beginning from the factual content. Other problems include the absence of the word "tornado" until well into the book and no mention of where twisters occur, other than Tornado Alley in the Midwest. While there is a need for nonfiction books on this subject written at this reading level, librarians had better wait.
Steve Clancy, Colonial Village Elementary School, Niagara Falls, NY
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Gr. 2-3. The terror of tornadoes--the science, the geography, and the human drama--will certainly grab kids' interest in this Dorling Kindersley Reader, illustrated with full-color photos and drawings. Hayden begins with a fictional story about Rob, a farmer in Texas, who is suddenly caught up in a twister that smashes the windows of his house, explodes his barn, and hurls his truck into the sky. She then moves on to factual information about how twisters form; their shapes, sizes, colors, speeds, etc.; and how scientists track them and warn people to take shelter. The line between fiction and information is not always clear, but this easy reader is a good step up from popular picture-book stories such as George Ella Lyons' One Lucky Girl and the other titles in the Read-alike column "Storm-Tossed Picture Books" [BKL My 1 00]. Hazel Rochman
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Book Description Dorling Kindersley, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Ex-library book. This is an ex-library book and therefore has stamps throughout. It is also likely to have considerable shelf-ware. It is however still in useable condition, and a great read. Thanks. Bookseller Inventory # CHL2303320
Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 2010. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP65925553
Book Description Dorling Kindersley, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 2455103
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Twisters (Dk Readers Level 2). Bookseller Inventory # Grb0014576