Weather: Flip The Flaps
Mike Goldsmith & John Butler
Kingfisher, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
art of the publisher's
Flip the Flaps
series, this book for children three years of age and up explores weather. I like the idea that the book begins by defining a list of ten simple but important
nce the vocabulary is established, the reader is ready for his or her introduction to sunny weather, clouds and rain, thunder and lightning, rainbows, fog and mist, the wind, and, finally, ice and snow.
ach two page spread includes a short paragraph about the facet of weather discussed and three related questions. For example,
What are clouds made of? Which colors are in the rainbow? Is it safe to look in the sun?
o get the answer to the question the reader just flips the half page over. You'll also find additional bits of information and illustrations that range from showing different types of wet weather gear to picturing three kinds of snowflakes.
bviously this isn't an extremely detailed picture book, but it is an ideal way to introduce a preschooler to weather. Once you've whet the child's curiosity, you can find something a little more challenging.
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