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The Toy and the Twister
By Gillian King-Cargile
Illustrations by Kevin Krull
“This whimsical story about something most kids fear provides an important opportunity for children and parents to discuss and prepare for weather hazards.” —Walker Ashley, Northern Illinois University
“The characters are adorable and the story is creative. I see this book being useful for elementary schools and STEM education.” —Evelyn Lorence, Sycamore Public Library
“The Toy and the Twister is a deliberately crafted educational tool that parents can use to help their children understand how to prepare for hazardous weather and what to do when caught in a dangerous storm. Highly recommended.” —The Midwest Book Review
In Book One of the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure Series, a fluff-brained bunny named Bear gets left outside during a storm. The only thing that can save him is science . . . and a sassy doll named Sadie Scientist. Together, the toys get sucked into a tornado. Sadie helps Bear understand extreme weather and storm safety, but when they begin to fall, Bear has to think quickly to save his new friend. This fun, fast-paced adventure will entertain young readers while introducing them to weather and climate concepts. After the adventure, read an interview with a real-life meteorologist!
Kevin Krull holds a BFA in illustration from Northern Illinois University. His illustrations have appeared in Creative Quarterly and have been shown in the Chicago area. He loved to color when he was a kid, and obviously he never quite grew up—he lives in Westmont, Illinois, where he continues to draw and color all day long.
36 pp., 8.5x11
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