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(Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Read and find out about one of nature's most mysterious forces—the earthquake. Some earthquakes are so small that you don't even feel them, while others can make even big buildings shake! Learn why earthquakes happen, where they are most likely to occur, and what to do if one happens near you.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by HarperCollins (first published 1990)
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A great book for young readers who want to know more about earthquakes and how they happen. It goes into the causes without using difficult vocabulary. The illustrations are clear and informative.
Oct 22, 2009 added it
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The concepts about earthquakes are well demonstrated with pictures and diagrams with arrows. The language is easy for children to understand and be able to read by themselves. It explains concepts that the reader might not already know such as the Richter scale and how big and small earthquakes are rated on the Richter scale. One thing I noticed about the map on the third page of the story is that it is limiting the audience for the book by not including all the countries, especially Australia b ...more
Feb 26, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I only just realized there is a reillustrated version of this book, and I'd love to see it! The images in our copy is a bit dated, though I don't think the kids mind.

The book introduces plate tectonics and seismic activity, presents the facts of some major historical earthquakes (though none past the 80s, if I recall correctly), and some safety tips for if an earthquake happens. I wish further tips had been included such as how to stock your house in case of an earthquake, whether or not to lea
Oct 21, 2009 rated it liked it
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This book has cartoon pictures that go along with the earthquake scenes, which I think is less alarming for children to read. It also makes things more generic like it could take place in their hometown. There are also diagrams or motion symbols that help explain the words better. It also is neat how at the end they tell kids what they should do in case an earthquake does occur. Some of the facts are outdated, so would be nice for a more updated facts about earthquakes and to see if the technolo ...more
Jan 12, 2009 rated it liked it
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Not flashy, but teaches simply about tectonic plates and the earth's movements. Also includes some basic info about some of the more major earthquakes from history.
Dec 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Good book for younger kids. The book is informational, but still done as a picture book.
Mar 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
I picked this up after a recent earthquake rattled everyone's nerves here. The information is presented nicely and perfect for kids but not juvenile.
Good book for preschoolers or kindergartners interested in learning more about earthquakes. It contains in-depth science information, but is presented in a fairly straightforward simple way.
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Descriptive book about how and why earthquakes happen, and explains what they are. Great descriptions, labels and illustrations. Wonderfully informational.
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