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How the Weather Works: A Hands-on Guide to Our Changing Climate    by Christiane Dorion & Beverley Young order for
How the Weather Works
by Christiane Dorion
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2011 (2011)
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

This novelty book is crammed with information about how the weather works. Along with an array of illustrations, the author uses flaps, tabs, pop-ups, and wheels to deliver the facts about normal and extreme weather conditions.

The specific sections include double page spreads that answer these questions - What causes the weather?; Where does rain come from?; What's a weather front?; Why does the wind blow?; How can we predict the weather?; What's a hurricane?; What is climate?; What was climate like in the past?; Are we changing the climate?

Once you've read this book you'll have a basic understanding of how the greenhouse effect works, what conditions affect climate, how a hurricane is formed, and why high and low pressure are so important in forecasting the weather.

Each section is so full of material that it is almost too busy. There's lots to take in and it is easy to miss a pull tab or wheel. There's more depth in this book than in similar guides of this nature and although it is aimed at youngsters seven and older, I think it would appeal to a younger child who has shown curiosity about the weather.

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