Clouds (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) by Anne Rockwell

Clouds (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
Anne Rockwell
HarperCollins (2008)
ISBN 9780060291013
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 4) and Mom for Reader Views (12/08)

“Clouds” is part of the “Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series” of books.  In it you will learn about all of the different types of clouds, the meanings of their names, and what kind of weather they will bring.  At the end of the book are more facts about clouds and instructions for a project to make your own cloud.

Cayden:  “I liked learning about the different kinds of clouds.  All of the ones that are high in the sky start with the ‘Cirr’ sound.  I can’t remember how to say the one that bring bad storms because it is a really hard word but I know what the cloud looks like.  The book said that if you see one to run inside fast because it will cause a bad storm.  I really liked that you read this book to me mommy.  Thank you for teaching me about clouds!”

Parent’s comments:
Cayden really enjoys educational books that teach him new things.  He had to repeat the names of all ten clouds discussed and loved learning about what kind of future weather each cloud meant.  Of most interest to him were the cumulonimbus clouds, the ones that mean a thunderstorm is coming.  The illustrations in the book are very helpful in reinforcing the information presented.  As a parent I also learned quite a bit about clouds that I never knew before.  Both parents and children alike will enjoy the fun science lesson that “Clouds” by Anne Rockwell provides!

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