Children's Book #Review: Prairie Storms

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Cozy up for this great rainy day read! Prairie Storms gives you a front row seat to learn about a year of ever-changing prairie weather, and how the animals living in these grasslands adapt and survive in this harsh climate. Each month, read about a new animal, and learn about everything from how a prairie chicken can survive the January snows to how an earless lizards escapes the harsh, unrelenting drought of August. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the great American prairies.

My Review
Prairie Storms is a beautifully illustrated children's book that shows how nature changes with the seasons. Each month is represented by a two-page spread featuring a bird or an animal in their natural surroundings. Beautiful, flowing prose tells the story of the prairies - snow drifts and fog, winds and rain, thunderstorms and heat waves. Kids will enjoy learning about seasonal changes, animal habitats and natural phenomena.

At the end of the book, there is a section For Creative Minds that builds on the story in a way that's educational and entertaining. The book is recommended for kids aged 4-8 but will be enjoyed by children and parents alike.

Prairie Storms, written by Darcy Pattison and illustrated by Kathleen Rietz, is a new fall release from Sylvan Dell Publishing.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation has been obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher.


  1. Pricilla said...

    How cute!

  2. Ginger*:) said...

    The artwork in this book is incredible. Kathleen Rietz's work captures the mood of each season, each storm, each animal. The book is truly an art gallery in your lap.

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