Saturday, April 27, 2019

Review - Wind

Wind (Weather)
by Ann Herriges
Date: 2006
Publisher: Bellwether Media
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book non-fiction
Pages: 24
Format: e-book
Source: library

Simple text and supportive images introduce beginning readers to the characteristics of wind. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is an okay non-fiction title that explains the concept of wind and how it works. I don't really have a problem with the information that's included, or even how it's presented. I do, however, think the book is a little bit boring (it's definitely not as engaging as a previous children's book I read about weather, Fly Guy Presents: Weather). It's also rather Americocentric in that when it talks about hurricanes, it only mentions those in the Atlantic and Caribbean. (Such storms occur all over the world, but they're called different things depending on where they are. This little bit of information was left out.)

I like how this book explains how wind is formed. That's probably the strongest part (as it should be, given the title). But I just wasn't all that interested in the subject matter. It's a bit bland, like a textbook, despite the nice photos that are used throughout.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 2/5

Overall: 2.67 out of 5

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