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Why Does Lightning Strike? Questions Children Ask About the Weather

by Terry Martin

Series: Why?

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I liked this book because of the organization, the writing, and the photographs used. I like how the book is organized as each set of pages, on both sides of the spine, are dedicated to one question. This allows readers to get a full grasp of the concept and are able to learn a lot of different information that is clearly divided. I also like how each page has subsections of additional questions that relate to the big question. For example, on the "Why is the sun hot page?", there are other questions like "Why can't I look at the sun?" and "Why does it feel cold when a cloud covers the sun?". In addition, I like the writing in the book and how it is at an appropriate level for the age range the book targets. The questions asked are all common things children wonder about, and are questions many children might have asked before or things that people think about but might not know the full answer to. For example, the book covers topics like "why do rainbows appear" and "why does it snow". By having topics that kids can relate to, the book can keep readers attention better by making the information relevant to the child's life. The book uses vocabulary that is child-friendly and also includes other phrases or sayings that kids could find funny, like "hot stuff!". By having the text be set at the appropriate level, students can feel like they are learning important information that isn't too hard or too childish for them. In addition, I like the photographs the author uses as they help readers be able to see examples of the topic the information is about, especially since some readers might not have seen examples of it before. For example, when children think about wind, some might not think about tornadoes if they do not live in an area where they are present. The picture of the tornado on the wind page helps readers to be able to see a wider variety of the types of wind that exist. The big idea of the book is for students to learn about common weather phenomena and how there is a scientific explanation and reasoning behind all of it. ( )
  MarissaLechmann | Oct 26, 2015 |
GREAT PICTURES!
Queations children ask about weather, answered.

Pierce College Library
Ages: 3-5 Years
  acunningham128 | Mar 18, 2013 |
REVIEW: "Answers, in simple text and illustrations, some basic questions about the weather including why lightning strikes and why rainbows appear."

SOURCE: Pierce Library
  awetnoodle | Mar 15, 2013 |
REVIEW: "Answers, in simple text and illustrations, some basic questions about the weather including why lightning strikes and why rainbows appear."

SOURCE: Pierce Library
  everything4nothin | Mar 12, 2013 |
Explains why lightning happens. A great book to have for the children to look at on their own.
  shannonsharp | Mar 9, 2013 |
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