Monday, October 20, 2014

Booknote: Bizarre Weather

Joanne O'Sullivan, Bizarre Weather. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2012. ISBN: 9781936140725.

This was a quick read, and it is a book that I do not have much to say about. It does pack a lot of weather trivia in a little book. If strange weather events and phenomena fascinate you, this may be a book for you.

The book is basically a chronology and list of events. It is organized into four chapters. Within each chapter, you get a lot of paragraphs, which are not always in a good sequence. The text makes for some pretty dry reading. It is not really a book to read through. This is more a book to browse here or there. Other than a few cartoons, the book is not illustrated. I think some good quality illustrations could have added some value to the book. The book is rated as juvenile reading, but given the dry text, unless a kid is really into this topic this is not an engaging book. In the end, it was just OK.

It gets 2 out of 5 stars.

I borrowed this one from my local public library.

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