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Two children experience a tornado.Although she sees them safely to the cellar, Mama has to leave Lucille and Natt and go help Mr. Lyle, an elderly neighbor. She tells the children not to open the door until she comes back. But Mama doesn't come back, and Lucille must comfort Natt throughout the terrifying experience of a tornado....

Title : Twister
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ISBN : 9780374480141
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Twister Reviews

  • Kalynda
    2019-05-04 08:43

    While I have never yet been in area where a tornado is whipping wide and strong, I can imagine that it can quickly come upon you, like it does for these siblings. One morning they are enjoying a swing on the porch, and soon, their mom is calling them quick to seek shelter. Potentially a play on words, this story has a twist, as their mom leaves to help a neighbor and the two young siblings wait in darkness for her return. The illustrator and author paint that portion well, as well as the look on their faces, and strain on their bodies as the twister is overhead.

  • Sharla Bazen
    2019-05-14 06:38

    Genre: Children's Picture Book (MAISA Mentor Text)Unique feature: This book has a positive message with lots of good descriptive words. Great book for emphasizing details in your writing and also has a lesson of being thankful for what you have even when (especially when) bad things happen.Grade level suggested 2-3 depending on how you use it.

  • Hannah Groeschen
    2019-05-07 04:32

    I liked seeing the closeness of the relationship between the two children in this story. I wasn't a little scared for the characters in the middle of the story, but it turned out alright in the end. I liked all the descriptive words used in the story. I also liked the illustrations.

  • Kary
    2019-05-26 02:25

    Living in Oklahoma, I think many of my students will be able to relate to this story.

  • Rani
    2019-05-08 04:32

    #Twister #tales Safe in the #Cellar, Lucille and Natt are alone. Can they survive the twister? #Brave #kids #YoungReaders #PictureBook #BookReview #ChildrensBooks #amreading

  • Dolly
    2019-05-18 02:31

    Though it's not specifically stated that this book is about central Oklahoma, we discussed how that area is in "Tornado Alley" and would be a perfect setting for this story. The story is a focused moment in time in the lives of two siblings, as they ride out a tornado in their family's storm cellar. It's an intense story, as the fury of the storm rages above them and they are unsure if their parents and neighbor are safe. The illustrations are terrific and conveyed the varied emotions throughout the tale. We were introduced to this story at a "Survival Stories" event at our local library and we enjoyed reading this story aloud together. Our oldest especially enjoyed it as she was in the middle of learning about tornados at school.

  • Danna
    2019-05-21 07:37

    Tornado season in Oklahoma! What can we say? I used the book as a beginning of a creative writing piece for my third graders. We have experienced so many devastating tornadoes in our area the past few years that the children have their own text to self connections. It was quite interesting to read their personal stories of bravery in the midst of a storm.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-07 04:25

    This is a gut-wrenching personal narrative of a brother and sister's harrowing experience during a tornado when they have to wait out the storm alone while their mother helps an elderly neighbor. Lots of discussion points here: staying calm and positive in a crisis, the mother's ethical dilemma, the children's reaction to the destruction afterward. Colored chalk illustrations.

  • Shelley
    2019-05-07 06:38

    This is a book about a tornado that two siblings experience. Their mother is notin the cellar with them and so they comfort and help each other. This is good to talk to students about weather and compasssion and even being brave.

  • Ann Valdez
    2019-05-05 10:36

    I give this a low rating because the mom tells the 2 children to stay in the cellar and do not come out until she comes for them. When tornado ends, the children come out to go find their mom. This is a horrible lesson. I cannot believe that developed the story like that. Stupid.

  • Bethe
    2019-04-29 05:47

    A brother and sister experience a tornado - abrupt transition from the electricity going out to running for the storm cellar.