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As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements. What is the difference between weather and climate? How do weather satellites help us predict the future? Can someone outrun a tornado? Does the rotation of the Earth affect wind currents? And does meteorolo As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements. What is the difference between weather and climate? How do weather satellites help us predict the future? Can someone outrun a tornado? Does the rotation of the Earth affect wind currents? And does meteorology have anything to do with meteors? Stormin’ Norman Weatherby is gearing up to answer all your wildest questions! Get ready to explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, Science Comics is for you!


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As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements. What is the difference between weather and climate? How do weather satellites help us predict the future? Can someone outrun a tornado? Does the rotation of the Earth affect wind currents? And does meteorolo As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements. What is the difference between weather and climate? How do weather satellites help us predict the future? Can someone outrun a tornado? Does the rotation of the Earth affect wind currents? And does meteorology have anything to do with meteors? Stormin’ Norman Weatherby is gearing up to answer all your wildest questions! Get ready to explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, Science Comics is for you!

30 review for Science Comics: Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate

  1. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Science Comics: Wild Weather, is another great entry in the collection of Science Comics. The premise surrounding the excellent information about weather is a TV weatherman educating his ill informed colleague about weather on the eve of a giant snowstorm. This book covers all major aspects of weather, from different types of clouds, which high and low pressure systems, how tornadoes and hurricanes form, the impact flooding and droughts can have, and much more. This is an excellent introduction Science Comics: Wild Weather, is another great entry in the collection of Science Comics. The premise surrounding the excellent information about weather is a TV weatherman educating his ill informed colleague about weather on the eve of a giant snowstorm. This book covers all major aspects of weather, from different types of clouds, which high and low pressure systems, how tornadoes and hurricanes form, the impact flooding and droughts can have, and much more. This is an excellent introduction to weather and how it works for anyone. With a good sense of humor and countless good information, this should be on the shelves of every library and science classroom. Thanks to First Second Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    My son likes science comics "because it has a theme and I learn new things" ❤️ My son likes science comics "because it has a theme and I learn new things" ❤️

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    Science Comics: Wild Weather by M. K. Reed, 119 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. First Second (Macmillan), 2019. $19.99 Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS – OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW An educational graphic novel featuring Stormin’ Norman Weatherby, a news channel meteorologist. When Stormin’ Norman becomes frustrated with the ignorance of his coworkers regarding weather, he sets them straight—on the air! I thought the degrading humor was a bit juvenile and Science Comics: Wild Weather by M. K. Reed, 119 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. First Second (Macmillan), 2019. $19.99 Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS – OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW An educational graphic novel featuring Stormin’ Norman Weatherby, a news channel meteorologist. When Stormin’ Norman becomes frustrated with the ignorance of his coworkers regarding weather, he sets them straight—on the air! I thought the degrading humor was a bit juvenile and overdone, but I think this graphic novel style teaches science effectively because it has to be simple enough to come through in short, connected pieces and is based on pictures. Some of the topics covered are still hard to understand in their simplified form, but I feel like I understand climate change and other weather topics better now than I did before. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen https://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2019...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Becky B

    Through the setup of a weather man in a news studio talking to the other anchors, readers will learn what causes all sorts of weather events from rain to hail to jet streams to tornadoes. These books are a little hard to classify. They are presented in the form of some fictional scenario, but they are loaded with nonfiction information. (And the fictional scenario is just a way to make the presentation a little more interesting.) I've decided to put them in the nonfiction section of our graphic n Through the setup of a weather man in a news studio talking to the other anchors, readers will learn what causes all sorts of weather events from rain to hail to jet streams to tornadoes. These books are a little hard to classify. They are presented in the form of some fictional scenario, but they are loaded with nonfiction information. (And the fictional scenario is just a way to make the presentation a little more interesting.) I've decided to put them in the nonfiction section of our graphic novels since they are the kind of thing someone could use for research. I know others will put them in fiction since there is a fictional set up. Some of the other books in the science comics series can get so technical or in depth they might go over the heads of middle grade readers. (That doesn’t stop middle grade readers from picking them up, though. They are popular with the students at my school.) This one stays safely approachable for middle grades while still informative enough for even high schoolers. It gives basics of how and why various weather events happen and just goes to the level of about a middle school earth science class. The graphic novel format helps keep the book engaging in what could otherwise be considered a boring subject by readers. As a former science teacher, I thought the science was on point. I personally think some of the concepts talked about here are hard for students to fully grasp without a physical demonstration (like the Coriolis effect), but the book does the best it can with the medium it is and the level of detail it is aiming at. Definitely recommended for curious readers and earth science classrooms should seriously keep some of these on hand as an alternative to textbooks for explaining weather phenomena. Notes on content: No language issues or sexual content. The book does talk about damage that can be caused by high winds, tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, etc. Know the reader you are handing the book to as serious weather events can traumatize some people. I know at one school I spent time working in a tornado had just gone by that destroyed some students’ houses, and while some of the kids would have genuinely wanted to know what caused that tornado, others were way too shaken up by the experience to want any books including tornadoes for a while. For most kids, this book should be fine. I received an ARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Join the crew at Action News - Chase McCloud, Connie Trales, Randi Billows, and Stormin' Norman Weatherby as they find out all about weather and climate. When Snowpocalypse 20XX hits, the entire TV station is excited about the forecast, although Chase thinks that snow days prove there is no such thing as global warming. That gets Stormin' Norman a bit hot under t he collar and he decides to educate Chase and their viewing audience about how weather on Earth actually works. Lucky for us - because Join the crew at Action News - Chase McCloud, Connie Trales, Randi Billows, and Stormin' Norman Weatherby as they find out all about weather and climate. When Snowpocalypse 20XX hits, the entire TV station is excited about the forecast, although Chase thinks that snow days prove there is no such thing as global warming. That gets Stormin' Norman a bit hot under t he collar and he decides to educate Chase and their viewing audience about how weather on Earth actually works. Lucky for us - because we get to share in the knowledge. With colorful and entertaining illustrations, "Normans_Middle_School_Presentation" explains basics like the water cycle, various cloud formations, and how the Fujita scale measures the speed of tornadoes. But this meteorologist goes beyond those basics to spell out how air pressure, jet streams, pressure fronts, and yes...he does explain the idea of climate change to Chase. (Chase is also very worried about the possibility of a sharknado.) Clear explanations combined with the illustrations make the information very easy to understand. Back matter includes a glossary, an explanation of weather tools, and a section that debunks quite a few wild weather myths. This series has the double advantage of appealing to those who already have an interest in the subject while also drawing in those who enjoy graphic novels of all sorts. I read an e-book provided by the publisher for review purposes.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    This one would be a 3.5 for me, and it would have many uses for the classroom or just adding to anyone's general knowledge about weather and clearing up some misconceptions. Ideal for anyone interested in the weather--and really, who isn't?--this graphic novel features meteorologist Norman Weatherby as he schools Chase McCloud, a news anchor at a local television station, about various types of weather. His lecture is prompted after Chase jokes about there being no global warming, given the huge This one would be a 3.5 for me, and it would have many uses for the classroom or just adding to anyone's general knowledge about weather and clearing up some misconceptions. Ideal for anyone interested in the weather--and really, who isn't?--this graphic novel features meteorologist Norman Weatherby as he schools Chase McCloud, a news anchor at a local television station, about various types of weather. His lecture is prompted after Chase jokes about there being no global warming, given the huge snow storm the area is experiencing. Norman prefers the term "climate change," and explains that it consists of patterns of weather over a long period of time. From that start, he covers just about everything related to weather, including tornadoes, hurricanes, and the different types of clouds. I really appreciated the fact that Chase is obviously an intelligent, educated man, and yet, he confuses weather and climate and fails to understand important concepts. There is plenty of humor sprinkled throughout this graphic novel, but also much to learn about the topic. This is another strong offering in the essential Science Comics series. If you don't already have these in your home or classroom, be sure to get them soon. They make science and science concepts easy to digest.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements. What is the difference between weather and climate? How do weather satellites help us predict the future? Can someone outrun a tornado? Does the rotation of the Earth affect win I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements. What is the difference between weather and climate? How do weather satellites help us predict the future? Can someone outrun a tornado? Does the rotation of the Earth affect wind currents? And does meteorology have anything to do with meteors? Stormin’ Norman Weatherby is gearing up to answer all your wildest questions! Get ready to explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, Science Comics is for you! I love the Science Comics series but I am unable to give it an honest review as the images and drawings would not load on any device. However, I did give it five stars as the text was interesting and I imagine that the drawings were top-notch as well.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Carro Herdegen

    Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G An educational graphic novel featuring Stormin’ Norman Weatherby, a news channel meteorologist. When Stormin’ Norman becomes frustrated with the ignorance of his coworkers regarding weather, he sets them straight—on the air! I thought the degrading humor was a bit juvenile and overdone, but I think this graphic novel style teaches science effectively because it has to be simple enough to come through in short, connected pieces and is ba Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G An educational graphic novel featuring Stormin’ Norman Weatherby, a news channel meteorologist. When Stormin’ Norman becomes frustrated with the ignorance of his coworkers regarding weather, he sets them straight—on the air! I thought the degrading humor was a bit juvenile and overdone, but I think this graphic novel style teaches science effectively because it has to be simple enough to come through in short, connected pieces and is based on pictures. Some of the topics covered are still hard to understand in their simplified form, but I feel like I understand climate change and other weather topics better now than I did before. Reviewed for https://kissthebook.blogspot.com/

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jenni Frencham

    Reed, M.K. Science Comics: Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate. First Second, 2019. This nonfiction graphic novel presents information about climate change and meteorology, wrapped in the story of a meteorologist who is explaining climate change to his fellow newscasters. The information is presented in a very readable and interesting way, and the illustrations are an integral part of the overall story. The colorful illustrations will draw the eye of tween readers and may spark an inte Reed, M.K. Science Comics: Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate. First Second, 2019. This nonfiction graphic novel presents information about climate change and meteorology, wrapped in the story of a meteorologist who is explaining climate change to his fellow newscasters. The information is presented in a very readable and interesting way, and the illustrations are an integral part of the overall story. The colorful illustrations will draw the eye of tween readers and may spark an interest in science and meteorology. Recommended. Recommended for: tweens Red Flags: none Overall Rating: 5/5 stars I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley for the purpose of review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jenni

    This graphic novel gives great detail about meteorology. The book is the weather man explaining weather phenomenon to the two TV news anchors. The topics covered include climate change, the water cycle, tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes and more. It is highly informative for those readers that need their information in an alternative format. The book includes a glossary, examples of weather tools, and debunks myths all in graphic novel format. This would be a solid choice for library collections This graphic novel gives great detail about meteorology. The book is the weather man explaining weather phenomenon to the two TV news anchors. The topics covered include climate change, the water cycle, tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes and more. It is highly informative for those readers that need their information in an alternative format. The book includes a glossary, examples of weather tools, and debunks myths all in graphic novel format. This would be a solid choice for library collections that need more nonfiction graphic novels for their guests.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    Stormin’ Norman Weatherby is just trying to give a weather report when Chase McCloud interrupts. As it turns out, Chase doesn’t know anything about global warming or climate or weather in general, so it becomes Norman’s personal duty to teach him. Norman takes Chase on a figurative journey through the world of weather. With sassy remarks and good humor, Norman entertains Chase and his partner, Connie, while teaching them about why storms happen, how temperature changes, what clouds mean, and muc Stormin’ Norman Weatherby is just trying to give a weather report when Chase McCloud interrupts. As it turns out, Chase doesn’t know anything about global warming or climate or weather in general, so it becomes Norman’s personal duty to teach him. Norman takes Chase on a figurative journey through the world of weather. With sassy remarks and good humor, Norman entertains Chase and his partner, Connie, while teaching them about why storms happen, how temperature changes, what clouds mean, and much more. Reed has created three very lovable and unique characters in this book, and with the detailed illustrations, those characters come to life. Both the text and illustrations are quite humorous. Chase McCloud is practically clueless, and Stormin’ Norman Weatherby is full of snarky remarks. Besides being entertaining, however, the book is also very informative. There’s even a glossary, fun facts, and myths debunked at the end. Complex sciences behind the weather are written simply and also described visually in the pictures. As a science book, the educational material is a bit dense, so it might be hard for younger readers to follow. Despite that, however, it has an appealing story line and is impressively written and illustrated to maintain the reader’s interest while still relaying important educational information. ++Review originally published on Children's Book and Media Review++ http://byucbmr.com/reviews/science-co...

  12. 4 out of 5

    P.

    kudos to the colorist for this volume; your work made the book flow and was lush and lively. many of the books in this series are in the "talking head" format and this is no exception. there's an attempt at framing it with a humorous news situation (kinda in the vein of Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales). Still I can't help but wish more of the writers and artists took a different route and incorporated the info into a real story so it would be easier for a reader to retain. kudos to the colorist for this volume; your work made the book flow and was lush and lively. many of the books in this series are in the "talking head" format and this is no exception. there's an attempt at framing it with a humorous news situation (kinda in the vein of Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales). Still I can't help but wish more of the writers and artists took a different route and incorporated the info into a real story so it would be easier for a reader to retain.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    After making a thoughtless comment on air, Chase McCloud, anchorman, holding a certificate of completion from Handsome Boy Modeling School is about to get a lesson in climate change (and other weather-related topics) from one really ticked off Weatherman, Norman Weatherby. Includes in the back some tips for Family Emergency Kits, so that students that have read the book and gotten nervous about things can take control. Www.ready.gov After making a thoughtless comment on air, Chase McCloud, anchorman, holding a certificate of completion from Handsome Boy Modeling School is about to get a lesson in climate change (and other weather-related topics) from one really ticked off Weatherman, Norman Weatherby. Includes in the back some tips for Family Emergency Kits, so that students that have read the book and gotten nervous about things can take control. Www.ready.gov

  14. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    Felt the tone could have been more supportive of individuals who are asking questions about a topic they don't know. Frequently characters appeared annoyed at the news anchor who isn't knowledgeable, even though they are consistently engaging and attempting to learn. Otherwise the topic is framed well and the information is given in accessible ways. Could have been improved upon. Felt the tone could have been more supportive of individuals who are asking questions about a topic they don't know. Frequently characters appeared annoyed at the news anchor who isn't knowledgeable, even though they are consistently engaging and attempting to learn. Otherwise the topic is framed well and the information is given in accessible ways. Could have been improved upon.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I am amazed at the amount of information that can get packed into these graphic novels. This one covers all things weather as a weatherman seeks to educate his news anchors about climate change. There is some heavy stuff in here about climate change and storms and disasters, but it ends positively on preparation, personal responsibility, and...rainbows!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    Really informative about climate change, weather patterns, and how one affects the other. I just didn't love the framing device. Here, our narrator is an exasperated TV weatherman lecturing a dim anchorman, and it honestly felt a little mean spirited at times. Really informative about climate change, weather patterns, and how one affects the other. I just didn't love the framing device. Here, our narrator is an exasperated TV weatherman lecturing a dim anchorman, and it honestly felt a little mean spirited at times.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Willow

    Really fun and engaging text for learning about the weather and understanding climate change. This book loses a star for being slightly out-of-date about climate change (says everything is going to be okay, and that's not the case). Really fun and engaging text for learning about the weather and understanding climate change. This book loses a star for being slightly out-of-date about climate change (says everything is going to be okay, and that's not the case).

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    A fun book to learn about weather and how it can effect climates.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Stinemetz

    One of the best and funniest of all the the Science Comics. I love weather, and learned so much from this non-fiction narrative.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dahlgren General Library

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  21. 4 out of 5

    wildct2003

    One of the better books in the series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Fun and engaging.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Roxane

    I picked this for a graphic novel book club at the public library where I work. The book was very educational. I learned a lot from it!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Earl

    A great addition to the Science Comics series focusing on weather and climate. Funny, informative, and very timely.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Satoshi Watanabe

  26. 5 out of 5

    Hannah H

  27. 4 out of 5

    Wylaina

  28. 4 out of 5

    Evangeline

  29. 5 out of 5

    Justine

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sara Tiede

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