Weather junkies and those who like to scrutinize charts will be entertained by this folksy work, which is chock-full of information, lists, and accounts of personal experiences involving extreme weather by meteorologist and TV personality Evans. Included are sections on tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards, with a good amount of information on each and a healthy dose of photos and diagrams sprinkled throughout. Each section includes a lengthy True Bill Evans Weather Story detailing Evans’ harrowing experiences with each type of phenomenon. The final section is a hodgepodge of information and lists about droughts, floods, tsunamis, volcanoes, and earthquakes, and additional extreme weather, such as thunderstorms. The strange occurrence of creatures falling from the sky is covered only briefly. Although the cover proclaims that experiments are included, there is only one experiment and a few lists of websites to find others. The blue-toned photos might be a deterrent to some. Enjoyable for browsing but of limited use for research or reference because of the absence of an index. Grades 5-8. --Randall Enos
Evans knows his topic so well, way beyond tomorrow morning's temperatures. (Regis Philbin)
No one knows bad weather better than Bill Evans. (George Stephanopoulos)
Love this book! It is especially great for teachers as students will get a kick out of looking through it and having the teacher use it as a supplemental resource. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alicia Carpenter
Got this for my husband's birthday. He enjoys watching the weather channel - and this gave him even more insights to following the unusual weather stories and having a better... Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by Carleen
Nice illustrations and easy to read. Great for kids and even adults. Cute stories and lots of interesting facts. Great!Published on April 22, 2013 by MadisonGal
learn many interesting facts!
great for kids and adults..
photos are provided for some of the oddities of weather and humans .
I chose this book for a couple of my curious grandsons and they seemed to be interested. Haven't had any specific feedback, but that will come in time.Published on February 9, 2013 by Knitting grandma
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Yes, in some places of the world, it has actually rained fish and spiders! Wouldn't you love to learn how that's possible, or what other unusual stuff has fallen from the skies? Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Gene Berger
I bought this for my 8 year old grandson who loves science, reading and discussing it as well. I think he is enjoying it when I ask him about it and he seems to have gotten a lot... Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Ellen Cohen