Synopses & Reviews
What makes a twister twist? Where does acid rain come from? Is it true that snow is sometimes green? Or even red? Can it really rain cats and dogs . . . and frogs?
Join popular ABC-TV weather forecaster Spencer Christian as he explores the amazing—and sometimes unpredictable—world of weather. Look inside a flash of lightning. Mix up your own instant rainbow. Find out how caves "sing" and if a tornado can actually pluck the feathers off a chicken.
It's an action-packed tour of the world's strangest weather events—with lots of easy-to-do activities that let you experience the secrets of nature up close. Plus dozens of fascinating sidebars, fun facts, and illustrations bring the world's wonders to vivid life. What's the weather? It's awesome!
For children ages 8 to 12
Also available in Spencer Christian's World of Wonders series: Shake, Rattle, and Roll: The World's Most Amazing Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Other Forces
About the Author
In addition to his work on Good Morning America, SPENCER CHRISTIAN is a writer and presenter on subjects from the weather to our government. ANTONIA FELIX is the author of several nonfiction books for adults and children.
Table of Contents
Meet the Wild and Wonderful World Weather Machine.
Reading the Sky: The Secrets of Clouds.
Yes, It Really Can Rain Frogs!: Rain of All Sorts.
Nature's Sound and Light Shows: Thunder and Lighting.
Wild Winds: The Awesome Power of Hurricanes and Tornadoes.
Frozen Stuff: When Weather Gets Flaky.
Songbirds and Satellites: How Animals and Instruments Help Us Forecast the Weather.
Groundhogs, Shadows, and Silly Sayings: The Truth about Weather Lore.