What Makes a Tornado Twist?

And Other Questions About Weather

By Mary Kay Carson (Author), Louis Mackay (Illustrator)

Series Good Question!


Pub Date 7/1/2014

ISBN 9781454906834

Format Paperback



What Makes a Tornado Twist?

And Other Questions About Weather

by Mary Kay Carson, Louis Mackay
Is each snowflake unique? What comes first: thunder or lightning? What causes the seasons? Charming illustrations, clever charts, and fun text help kids learn whatever they want to know about wild weather. No matter their question, the fascinating answers are right here!

“The Good Question! series continues to offer interesting facts in an appealing fashion. Working within a set format, the skilled authors organize questions and two- or three-paragraph answers in ways that introduce and cover each subject appropriately. On each spread, clearly captioned illustrations -- maps, drawings, close-up photographs, and realistic images -- face the text. The questions are those a child reader might ask. . . . What Makes a Tornado Twist? explains the origins of the weather around us, describes different storms, distinguishes between weather and climate, and touches on climate change.. . . . Attractively presented, with up-to-date, accurate information, these science titles are a first choice.”


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Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning childrens nonfiction author who has written more than 40 books for kids about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history, including Sterling Biographies: Alexander Graham Bell: Giving Voice to the World as well as The Underground Railroad for Kids and The Wright Brothers for Kids (both Chicago Review Press). Mary Kay also gives presentations at schools about writing and her books. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. For more information go to: marykaycarson.com.

Title Details

Pages 32 pages, all in color

Trim 10 x 8 x 0.13 Inches

Territories World

Category Science & Nature

Age Range 6 and up