Goodreads: Elephant Wind
Author: Heather L. Beal
Published: 12th May 2017 (Train 4 Safety Press)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Lily and Niko Rabbit’s childcare class is at the elementary school science fair when a tornado warning happens. They learn how a tornado looks like an elephant trunk and sounds like a train. They also learn where they can go to be safe. When they find out the tornado damaged a neighbor’s house, they come together to help in their own charming way.
Reading this book is a great way for parents, childcare providers, and caregivers, to talk to toddlers and preschool children about tornados in a non-scary way. Children can easily relate with these characters and their story gives children the tools and information they need to help stay safe should a tornado happen.” – Goodreads
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. This does not affect my review in anyway)
Review: I really like what the Author did with the tornado shaping it like an elephant was a smart choice. Adds an element to make it easier to remember. Like the Author’s previous book I reviewed, the questions/activities it a nice touch at the end of the book. Again another element to make it easier for children to remember what to do. The illustrations needed a little work, the characters stood out a bit too sharply compared to the backgrounds. I just like how the Author is trying to teach really important topics. Topics that can lead to really serious injuries if you don’t know what to do. I also think the books both teach the children and the adult that may or may not be reading it to them.
1st page – Potato power clock = powered?
Is that lava?” (Missing “)
Cool. My dear least was just this week asking me about tornadoes. Will give this one a look.
A wonderful review. 🙂