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by Darlene Bailey Beard
illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

Two children are playing outside when Mama sees a storm brewing and rushes them to the safety of the storm shelter. A little extra suspense is added when Mama must leave the shelter in order to help an elderly neighbor, and the two children must ride out the twister alone.

Children will definitely be riveted to the end, when the kids happily reunite with mama.

Vivid depictions of the stages of a tornado as well as what it's like to experience one firsthand make this "suspenseful though ultimately reassuring" (Publisher's Weekly)  title a great choice for teaching weather to children. 

Twister Reading Levels

Interest Level:  K-Gr. 2              DRA Level: 20                  Lexile Measure: 300L
Grade Level Equiv:  2.4           Guided Reading:  L

See Inside This Book

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