STEAM | 23 March 2016Learn All About the Weather Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Learn all about the weather in this new book by Steve Parker and illustrated by John Haslam. A Journey Through the Weather starts asking the questions, “What’s the weather today? What will you wear today? T-shirt and shorts? A raincoat and boots? Or a hat and scarf?” It goes on to explain that in order to know how to dress for the day, you should find out what kind of weather you will be facing. This beautifully illustrated book depicts all kinds of different weather. From snow “WHITE WORLD. It’s not only rain that falls from clouds. Snowflakes are tiny, soft bits of ice that fall from a freezing cloud. Each snowflake is a crystal with a six-sided pattern. Snow covers everything like a white blanket. You can roll it into snowballs and snowmen. When you walk on snow, it softly crunches underfoot. Sleet is made of slushy raindrops that are partly frozen. It is not as soft as snow, but like snow, it falls in cold weather. Hailstones are little balls of frozen ice. They begin as raindrops that get blown up and down by strong winds inside a tall cloud. The top of the cloud is so cold,the drops freeze. Finally they are so heavy they fall as hailstones. Hailstorms can happen any time, summer or winter.” to twisters! “TWISTER TERROR. Look out, a twister! This is a tornado- a tall, swirling funnel of super-fast winds. Tornadoes usually form under storm clouds. Cold air sinks from the cloud and meets warm air rising from the ground. The two start to spin around and forma funnel or pipe shape. The tornado blows along with the cloud. Usually after a few minutes, it weakens and fades away. Some tornadoes are much more fierce. Their winds can reach more than 200 miles per hour- three times faster than a car on a highway. These super-speed winds can lift a car off the ground. The strongest tornadoes uproot trees, blow down buildings, and smash everything in their path. A Journey Through the Weather provides a lot of answers about weather and how it works, and the illustrations provide visuals making the explanations more understandable for those just beginning to learn about and understand weather. A Journey Through the Weather Author: Steve Parker Illustrator: John Haslam Format: Printed Laminated Cover, 48 Pages ISBN: 9781609929275 Publisher: QEB Publishing Series: A Journey Through Buy from an Online Retailer US: $16.95 Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.