written by Lucille Recht Penner, illustrated by Kazushige Nitta

This classic Step into Reading science title is brimming with facts and amazing ancedotes about tornadoes and hurricanes.

Introduces tornadoes and hurricanes: explanations of the storms, the damage they cause, and what to do if a twister approaches. The easy-to-read format and fascinating anecdotes about offbeat happenings during these storms should entice new readers. The colored pencil artwork of this Step into Reading Level 2 book (1999) comfortably parallels the text.

The book was reissued with photographs in 2009 and raised to a Level 3 text.