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Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll Paperback – April 9, 1999
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About the Author
Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.
True Kelley has illustrated many favorite books for children in her fun-filled watercolor style, including several in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She and the author previously collaborated on What Makes a Magnet? and What the Moon is Like?
True Kelley lives in Warner, New Hampshire.
Top Customer Reviews
It "warns" kids of the danger of lightning by saying that it can start your house on fire, and that it kills cows and horses and people. And that if there is a storm, they should stay away from TVs, bathtubs, sinks, phones, wires, and pipes, because they all carry lightning into the house. And the way it's presented, it makes it seem like those things are all pretty much guaranteed during a storm (but also tells kids to get inside immediately during a storm, because otherwise they're at risk of getting struck by lightning).
So, if you want your youngster to be terrified of lightning, by all means, read this book to them. I'd probably skip this one.