by Janice Dean (the weather machine)
illustrated by Russ Cox
I really have enjoyed the Freddy the Frogcaster books and this one I really think is my favorite by far. The author Janice Dean has tackled scary weather events for children and has succeeded in making this moments less scary. She does a wonderful job at describing weather from what’s it’s like to be a meteorologist, which is a hard job I know I got a taste of it in one of my college environmental science classes. She has also tackled hurricanes, blizzards and now tornadoes. I have experienced all 3 and I can tell you they are scary for kids and adults. In Freddy the Frogcaster and the Terrible Tornado the readers (and listeners) will learn all about tornadoes and see where the tornado alley that meteorologist always talking about. Kids that live in places with the possibility of tornadoes know to look at the sky as the storms are building and rolling in. The author has created a likable character, what is it about frogs they are just so adorable. Her writing style is simple but not so simple that it won’t hold an upper elementary aged reader. We can’t wait to see what weather emergency Janice Dean comes up with next.
summary: Get ready for a whirlwind of adventure with Freddy the Frogcaster when a famous storm chaser visits Lilypad!
In her fourth book, well-known meteorologist Janice Dean tackles some scary weather. Freddy the Frogcaster is faced with one of the most ferocious and devastating kinds of weather: the tornado.
Young readers will learn all about how big storms occur and produce some of nature’s most destructive weather. Chock-full of storm science lessons in the back, children and adults alike will learn valuable life-saving information.
As Freddy reminds us, please be prepared and know what to do and where to go when the next bad storm comes your way!
thank you so much Regnery Kids and Janice Dean for allowing us to read and review Freddy the Frogcaster and the Terrible Tornado. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the free book.