Australia’s Wild Weird Wonderful Weather
Stephanie Owen Reeder
1 Oct. 2020
Did you know that, in 2009, a massive dust storm in Australia blew red dust and sand all the way to New Zealand, where it turned the glaciers pink? That, in 1899, Cyclone Mahina plucked dolphins out of the ocean in Far North Queensland and deposited them on cliff tops? That it snowed at Uluru in 1997?
In Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather, readers are introduced to the wide range of weather in Australia, with bite-size pieces of information presented alongside graphic illustrations to entice young readers. Older readers will enjoy the detailed explanations about everything weather, from what causes certain phenomena to reading weather maps, exploring the climate of the past and preparing for the climate of the future.
With sections about Australia's extreme weather and the effects of climate change, Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather gently introduces young readers to the challenges of a warming planet and encourages them to be mindful of the impact their actions have on the environment.
A resource section and glossary of weather words at the back of the book enable a parent, teacher or older reader to satisfy the deeper interest in weather that the book is sure to stimulate.
InformationBook Type: Junior Non-Fiction
Age Group: 5 years +
Class Novel: No
Good Reads Rating: /5
Literary Rating: /5
This book takes the reader on an colourful, educational journey through Australia's weather.
Presented in seven intriguing parts, every page in the book is packed full of infographics, diagrams, graphs, illustrations, and facts. The sections of the book include: Seasonal Weather, Precipitation, Sound/Light/Movement, Disastrous Weather, Weather Forecasting, Climate Change, and Researching Weather.
This book is a great resource for any reader, but reluctant or struggling readers are likely to find the strong visual layout and broken-up text both accessible and appealing.
This creative information book teaches young readers in small passages about weather habits in an engaging, humorous way and offers lots of fascinating insights into what makes Australian weather so unique.