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?
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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