|Little cloud : the science of a hurricane|
Author: Wagstaffe, Johanna
Follow a little cloud on an adventure and learn the science behind how it transforms from a simple cumulus cloud to a full-blown hurricane.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 11/15/2019 Rarely has severe weather been so sweetly packaged as in this story of Nate, a little cloud that becomes a hurricane. Cheerfully illustrated with digital artwork in saturated colors, Nate’s journey from the west coast of Africa to North America is swirling with weather facts, knowledgeably presented by the book’s meteorologist author. The cumulus cloud steadily morphs and gains strength, first as a tropical disturbance and depression before earning an official name (Nate!) from scientists when he grows into a tropical storm. When he at last achieves hurricane status, readers watch as a diverse community prepares for Nate’s arrival. Diagrams of the water cycle, hurricane categories, and hurricane components support the text, helping kids grasp scientific processes in a meaningful way. The fictional narrative of Nate functions as the book’s primary text, appearing in large-size font with scientific explanations printed in small type elsewhere on the page. A few concepts might require additional clarification, but, on the whole, Wagstaffe offers age-appropriate, precise descriptions of a fascinating weather event that young readers will enjoy learning about. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.