Flood! (Natural Disasters) by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by John Wallace

Flood! (Natural Disasters) by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by John Wallace. Simon Spotlight, 9781534465565, 2020, first edition 2008

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book:  The Natural Disasters series is great for early readers interested in nonfiction text.  Flood! is one of three in the series – Volcano! and  Earthquake! are the other two.  ‘All living things need water to survive.  But when there is too much rain, a flood can happen.  Learn how floods form and how we try to avoid them.’  A fact-filled text and simple colorful illustrations make this great for those learning to read and keen to gain knowledge about our earth.  The back pages contain interesting facts about floods.

Marion Dane Bauer is a Newbery Honor recipient for On My Honor and the New York Times bestselling author for My Mother is Mine.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  A great reader to learn about floods with simple text and colorful illustrations.

Who should buy this book?  Elementary schools and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Early Readers nonfiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, JC Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  December 26, 2020

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