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Hurricanes

by Seymour Simon

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this is informational text over hurricanes. this would be a great tool to use while teaching on weather. ( )
  dianamartinez | Dec 8, 2015 |
Hurricanes is an in-depth explanation on the development and power of hurricanes. Simon wrote this book in a simplistic format to provide young readers information about these natural occuring events. The age range given for this book is 5-9. I, however, feel this book is not appropriate for a child as young as 5. The book is too long for a child that young and I feel the information is too much for grasp. I think a more approriate age range would be ages 8 and up. Simon wrote the book in a simplistic format and provides the readers with information on the development of hurricanes, rating scale, their unique characteristics, and provides examples of storms. The text is easy to read and the pictures are real life. Simon also includes historical context as well as safety precautions on what to do during a hurricane.
Though the book was extremely informative as well as being very interesting, some of the information was a little repetitive. Written in 2007 the book is still relatively new; however for nonfiction the information will become outdated rather quickly. Overall, I believe that this book is definitely a good place for anyone who wishes to learn about hurricanes, and or are researching hurricanes for a project. For my classroom purposes, I would use this book to supplement our unit study on weather or perhaps leave it in the reading center for them to browse through.
  dbushnell3 | May 1, 2014 |
This is a great book to learn all about hurricanes. It has real pictures of damages that were caused by hurricanes, This gives information about what it means for a hurricane to be at different categories.
  deed9699 | Sep 15, 2011 |
This nonfiction text explains the wonder and power of hurricanes in a simple to understand format that children will understand. The author explains the development of hurricanes, their characteristics, rating scale, and examples of each category hurricane. He ends with adivce for staying safe during a hurricane.
  saw022 | Nov 15, 2010 |
The book describes how hurricanes are formed, the different categories, how they are predicted, and the destruction they cause when they come onto land. The book explains in detail the difference between a hurricane and a tornado. It also shows realistic pictures of the formation of this natural disaster, and of the destruction its heavy wind can leave on land.
  vxz001 | Oct 27, 2010 |
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Seymour Simon’s books seem to be a ‘must have’ for all school libraries.  His non-fiction picture books are terrific in that they provide detailed information from the scientist himself, Mr. Simon.  The large glossy photos make the information come to life.  Hurricanes is part of an updated series with the Smithsonian Institute.  The subject matter in this book is ever more present in today’s United States with Hurricane Sandy.  Whether it’s for pleasure reading or for research, kids are sure to keep reaching for Mr. Simon’s books especially now that he has joined forces with the Smithsonian Institute.   Here is the link to the Brain Pop on Hurricanes: http://www.brainpop.com/science/weath...
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Hurricanes. Typhoons. Cyclones. No matter what you call them, these formidable, swirling storms are the most devastating events in nature. hurricanes takes young readers on an in-depth exploration of one of the most awe-inspiring phenomena on Earth! This dramatic account of hurricanes and the disasters they leave behind, including Andrew and Katrina, are intensified through arresting full-color photographs and satellite images. Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to bring you a new, updated edition of his acclaimed look at this astonishing, and often terrifying, natural disaster.

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Discusses where and how hurricanes are formed, the destruction caused by legendary storms, and the precautions to take when a hurricane strikes.

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