Saturday, November 5, 2011
Book Review: Prairie Storms by Darcy Pattison
Title: Prairie Storms
By: Darcy Pattison Illustrated by: Kathleen Rietz
Published by: Sylvan Dell Publishing Date: 2011
ISBN: hardcover, 9781607181293
Price: hardcover, $16.95
Ages: 5-10 years
Rating: 5 stars (1-5)
Reviewed by: Kris Quinn Christopherson
Synopsis: Prairie Storms gives you a front row seat to learn about a year of ever-changing prairie weather, and how the animals living in these grasslands adapt and survive in this harsh climate. Each month, read about a new animal and learn about everything from how a prairie chicken can survive the January snows to how an earless lizard escapes the harsh, unrelenting drought of August.
Overall thoughts: Jumping right into descriptions of the ever-changing weather of the prairie, this book uses rich language and vivid illustrations to bring the reader to the prairie. I enjoyed reading through a calendar year, but each description was a mini-story in itself and did not begin with “in January.. in February, etc” I would bet this book also introduces children to some new animals.
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