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From School Library Journal

 
Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
Full of detail yet simply written, this book will draw the attention of young students. The subject matter may be somewhat frightening, but the imaginative illustrations soften that aspect of this weather phenomenon. The author has written many books about nature and the weather and offers a clear explanation of what causes a tornado accompanied by illustrations sure to help readers understand the weather situations that come together to create a funnel cloud, which, when it touches the ground, becomes a tornado. The classification of tornadoes is called the Fujita Tornado Scale, after T. Theodore Fuijita who developed the scale, which is primarily based upon the damage caused. The scale ranges from EF-0 to EF-5. The author makes it easy for the reader to understand the differences between the rated storms. The book explains wind speeds and presents the amount of damage likely caused by the wind, not only in the text, but also in the illustrations. The text also provides kids with suggestions about taking shelter during a tornado. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford