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Eye of the Hurricane

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I have read a few books by this author now and I really like the writing style for the topics and the illustrations work really well with them.

This book focuses on what it is like to be in the Eye of the Hurricane it also touches a little on the Scientists that work to track these to make it safer for as many people as they can - it is a really important job these people do and they can saves millions of lives each year with the warnings they can give!

It is 4 stars from me for this one, another great book - highly recommended!
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New series, graphic format, about weather disasters. Lots of good info, accessible and clear. Diverse families take the reader to areas experiencing drought, hurricane, etc. But the illustrations are quite unattractive and off-putting. A great idea, combining expository text with narrative, but the execution is disappointing.
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Thank you so much to net galley for sending me a copy of this book. I felt like it would be a great read for younger kids. If they like learning things they would love this!
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This book was intended to give children an understanding of what it is like in a hurricane. I do not think it was realistic that a scientist or hurricane specialist would bring her children into a hurricane with her while she was working. The entire part with the children in the story was ridiculous, in my opinion. Also, there were some unclear facts in there. Winter blizzards on the east coast get named, but the book said that hurricanes are the only weather event that gets named,
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This idea of this book is great: a family headed by an atmospheric sciences expert go to research a hurricane as it develops.. Along the way, the children ask questions. The hurricane is stronger than originally anticipated and they have to stay safe.  

Unfortunately, the execution of this book leaves much to be desired. There's an introduction page for the characters, but there isn't any characterization to differentiate them. The illustrations look amateurish with a poor execution of facial features. The dialogue is too long for a comic format. Some words are highlighted for the glossary but, generally speaking, the syntax and non-essential vocabulary used is inappropriate for the audience and format. Instead of depending on the story to relay the information, it's often just thrown in with no consideration of the narrative. 

This book could have been a wonderful, educational addition to elementary/youth libraries, but it simply isn't.
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This book does exactly what it's supposed to do: provides a first look for children at what hurricanes are and how society deals with them. It covers a range of topics from scientific facts about hurricanes to consumers emptying grocery store shelves before a storm, to FEMA. The style of the illustrations fit the subject matter very well. This could be used as an entertaining educational tool for a classroom or library because it combines facts with emotional tension in the storyline to keep young readers turning pages to the end.

I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Cannot open on Android using Kindle or Adobe. It is a PDF file but doesn't seem to work so I am unable to review this particular book.
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Reasonable, but underwhelming, primer for hurricanes – the difference between tropical storms and them, the threat from storm surges, and so on.  It's all presented with very cheesy dialogue from an expert mum and some colleagues, after she carefully takes all her three kids and their uncle to her research centre right in the path of a level 5.  As you do.  Also cheesy, and seriously only appealing to the very young, is the artwork.  I would expect this to help some young student with their in-front-of-class presentation, but it certainly doesn't contain much beyond that level, if anything.
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