Sunday, April 5, 2009

Book Review: Earthquake!


Written by Susan J. Berger
Illustrated by Eugene Ruble
Published by Guardian Angel Publishing
Ages 6 to 9
Release: April 2009

This nonfiction book will fascinate children young and old. It offers something to every reader. Susan Berger’s facts and descriptions are informative and easy to understand. Eugene Ruble’s illustrations are clever and humorous.

This book is filled with fun factoids. It has charts and graphs, plus illustrations of the inside of the earth. What is an earthquake? Can scientists predict when an earthquake will occur? What do the terms used to describe earthquakes mean? That and more will be found in this book. This book would be a terrific resource for homeschooled children or the school library.

Experiments are included for children to try that will help them understand what happens in an earthquake. Tsunamis are explained. Some famous past earthquakes and tsunamis are described in detail.

This book offers an earthquake craft for kids to make to help with earthquake preparedness. Children and parents learn to put together a plan and a survival kit. There is extensive information on what to have on hand and how to keep supplies fresh.

Susan Berger takes what could be a frightening subject and uses it to inform and empower children. The book is full of useful tips for preparing for the possibility of an earthquake. She tells the reader what to do during and after a quake. Earthquake is a book that gives the reader tips on ways to help others instead of curling up in fear, ending the book on a positive note. I highly recommend this book for children everywhere.

Reviewed by Shari Lyle-Soffe


Anonymous said...

Now THIS sounds like a WONNDERFUL book! What an entertaining and creative way to teach - I gotta get this for my grandkids and read it with them.

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...

It really is a terrific book. Thanks, Marvin, for looking in.


Mayra Calvani said...

Great review, Shari!

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...


Thanks for the praise. I think it is a great book.


Margot Finke said...

Susan's book sounds like a must-read, Shari.

Cool review, mate.

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