Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tornado Tamer - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Arbordale Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


In this adaptation of The Emperor’s New Clothes, Mayor Peacock declares he will hire a tornado tamer to protect the town. After a long search, Travis arrives to fill the position and this weasel has a plan. He will build a very special, transparent cover to protect the town. Travis’ magical cover is so transparent that only those smart enough and special enough can even see it. Mouse is doubtful, but his questions are brushed off. Months later, the cover has been hung and Travis has been paid a hefty sum, but a tornado is in the distance and the town is in its path. Will the magic cover protect the town?

My Review:

Weasels are associated as being conniving creatures, and the one in this story plays that part well!  Tornado Tamer tells of a town of animals who are in fear of a tornado touching down.  Mayor Peacock hires a weasel who claims to be a "Tornado Tamer".  Everyone in town is on board with what the weasel has to say, but there's a mouse who is very cautious and not so sure that what the weasel says is true.  In the end, a tornado does touch down and the townsfolk learn they were blindsided.

Throughout the story, the mouse talks scientific snippets about tornadoes and their effects.  Children can learn, via the mouse, what tornadoes are like.  There's also a moral to the story that you shouldn't always believe what you see or hear.  Just because someone claims to be an expert doesn't necessarily make it true.

The 'For Creative Minds' section in the back of the book has fascinating facts about tornadoes, a weather glossary, info on the birth of a tornado, and precautions to take in case of a tornado.  There's also a grid that shows the Enhances Fujita Tornado Damage Scale and instructions for a simple science experiment on how to make your own tornado.

Tornado Tamer is a Spring 2016 book release by Arbordale Publishing.

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48 comments:

Stacy Renee said...

We very rarely get them here but I saw one from a distance when I was a kid.

Maryann D. said...

I have never experienced a tornado, but blizzards and hurricanes have happened in my area.
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Amy C said...

I have never experienced a tornado. They very rare in my neck of the woods.

bison61 said...

I have never experienced a tornado

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Janet W. said...

No, luckily I've never experienced a tornado.

erica said...

Actually, I have! But it wasn't so bad. Once when I was in second grade a tornado narrowly missed my elementary school. It was right at dismissal and we had to go back in school. I remember my friends crying. I admit I was scared! The second time was when my youngest was 2. The tornado went right over my house. It sounded like a train! It was soooo loud and scary. I didn't have a basement and my house had tons of windows... even in the bathroom. So I got in the hallway - the only area in my house without windows, got a blanket, put my son under me in a little ball and we road it out.

VickeC said...

yes i live in TN where we get lots of tornados

Pamela F said...

We have a lot of tornadoes in Texas, and they have touched down in most every direction from us, but we've been fortunate enough to never have one close to our home.

Renee said...

A tornado destroyed the town next to mine, Ringgold, in 2011. Google it, it was terrible. There are still visible reminders of that monster today.

J Reese said...

I have not experienced a tornado. We have had warnings and watches that have produced some winds. Our area has been lucky.

jakiesmom said...

luckily I never have

Peggy said...

I have not been in one but I have lived near where one came through. My sister had one tear up the other side of her street but saved her home.

Sue Hull said...

Ive never experienced a tornado.We dont have to many in Ca.Thank you for the chance :)

Sue Hull said...

Ive never experienced a tornado.We dont have to many in Ca.Thank you for the chance :)

j1man1r66 said...

Well not me personall, thank goodness but my town has!
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Ken Ohl said...

I have not been close and been in basement when a warning. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

Luckily, I have never experienced a tornado!
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aperry said...

No... only warnings.

aperry said...

No... only warnings.

Charlene S. said...

Yes I have, very scary too.

Julie Waldron said...

No, I have not experienced at tornado.

Isaiahsmom said...

Yes we had a tornado do alot of damage several years ago.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I have been in 2, 1 when I was a kid and another a few years ago

Sandra Watts said...

I have never experienced a tornado. Some smaller whirlwinds and they were scary enough.

Shaylin S said...

I haven't, just bad straight line winds!

Derrick Todd said...

I have never experienced a tornado but I have always been fasinated by them.

LauraJJ said...

I have never been in a Tornado before, but have had them touch down close by. So scary. Our little one is fascinated by them and loves to watch the storm chasers. He would love this book!

Robin Abrams said...

We have been lucky and not been near a tornado.

Lisa Jagodzinski said...

Never been near a tornado only blizzards and lots of snow!!

Leela said...

We've seen a lot of them. Once we had one go in between our house and the neighbor's house.

momo said...

The closes I have ever come to being around a tornado was back in the sixties when one hit Belvidere,IL. The sky turned dark yellow and there were no birds chirping at all.

Breanne said...

I think so when I was little

Kristen said...

No, I have not.

Audra said...

I haven't and I hope I never do

rubynreba said...

I have not but there was one a few miles from us and the it destroyed a lot of homes. It was heartbreaking to see.

chickie717 said...

I have never been in one ..And I pray to God that I never will!

Diana said...

I've never experienced a tornado. Thanks goodness!
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Jill Daniel said...

We had a tornado hit our town but not our home. My daughter is still terrified every time a storm hits.

Darlene said...

I have not experienced a tornado

heyjudette said...

I haven't experienced a serious one thankfully!

Meghan Berdelle said...

No, not yet, thank goodness!

Brooklyn Dutson said...

I never have

Betty Wojnar said...

My family has never experienced a tornado but my kids love to practice for the scenario.

Stacy said...

I've had them as close as 1 mile away it I did not actually see it.

Lisa Jagodzinski said...

I don't like in an area where we experience tornados but love the information childs book

B Adams said...

We thankfully never have. We do not get them in this area.

Angela Saver said...

Thankfully we have never experienced a tornado, but plenty of tornado warnings. I love about an hour from Joplin, MO, & we saw the horrible destruction there after that tornado!

lilyk said...

I haven't experienced a tornado before.