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Title:
Can it rain cats and dogs? : questions and answers about weather
Author:
Berger, Melvin.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Scholastic Reference, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 21 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Provides answers to such questions about the weather as "What makes the weather?", "Does air have weight?", "How big are hailstones?", and "What is El Niño?"
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
710 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 1.0 63203.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.2 3 Quiz: 13703 Guided reading level: R.
ISBN:
9780590130837

9780439085731
Format :
Book

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Summary

Curious children will uncover the answers they seek about the sun. air, wind, rain, snow, hail, hurricanes and tornadoes, and learn some quirky weather myths, as well.


Summary

This book will answer children's questions about weather as it explores the basics in beautifully illustrated sections on sun, air, and wind; rain, snow, and hail; and wild weather like hurricanes and tornadoes. The questions and answers should help to appease even the most curious child's need to know why the weather keeps changing, what happens to puddles after it rains, if you can smell the rain, if lightning can grow hair, and if groundhogs really can predict the weather.


Author Notes

Melvin and Gilda Berger are the authors of more than two hundred books for children. Their books have received awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. The Bergers live in New York.



Melvin and Gilda Berger are the authors of more than two hundred books for children. Their books have received awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. The Bergers live in New York.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-A series of questions about weather and astronomy that children will find intriguing. How and why the weather changes; why there are different clouds; and the driest, wettest, coldest, and hottest places on Earth are typical of the topics covered in Rain. Stars includes how stars are formed; why Mars is red; theories on the formation of the universe; and the life of our sun, moon, galaxies, and planets. The illustrations in Rain are clear and bright but somewhat static, while those in Stars are dramatic. Although the books are designed for browsing, good indexing makes the information easily accessible for basic reports.-Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-A series of questions about weather and astronomy that children will find intriguing. How and why the weather changes; why there are different clouds; and the driest, wettest, coldest, and hottest places on Earth are typical of the topics covered in Rain. Stars includes how stars are formed; why Mars is red; theories on the formation of the universe; and the life of our sun, moon, galaxies, and planets. The illustrations in Rain are clear and bright but somewhat static, while those in Stars are dramatic. Although the books are designed for browsing, good indexing makes the information easily accessible for basic reports.-Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.