The story of a volcano's eruption, as it's never been told before! Here's a step-by-step story of a volcanic eruption --- from the volcano's point of view! Readers meet the volcano as it placidly slumbers. But then, hot magma moves into a chamber beneath it. Steam and gas spew out. The magma and gases rise up, ready to escape. Finally, the volcano shouts, âI'm awake!â as lava, hot rocks, and billows of ash erupt out of its vents with a roar. Hiss, gurgle, sputter, growl! Who knew being a volcano could be so exciting? A perfect pick for budding volcanologists --- or any kid who can't resist a good kaboom!
The story of a volcanoâs eruption, as itâs never been told before! A perfect pick for budding volcanologists â or any child who canât resist a good kaboom!
Hereâs a step-by-step story of a volcanic eruption â told from the volcanoâs point of view! Readers meet the volcano as it placidly slumbers, which itâs been doing for thousands of years. Then things begin to stir to life deep inside. First come the hisses, as hot magma moves into a chamber beneath the volcano. Then, steam, gas and ash start to gurgle and sputter out, followed by the magma and gases rising up. Finally, the volcano shouts, âIâm awake!â as lava, hot rocks and billows of ash erupt out of its vents with a giant kaboom!
In this lively informational picture book, Jessica Kulekjian uses a playful and spirited tone to introduce the thrilling natural phenomenon of an erupting volcano. The unique first-person narrative makes this a perfect read-aloud, giving listeners the opportunity to act out whatâs happening. The volcanoâs narration is augmented by the comments of a red bird who appears on every spread to provide the play-by-play and to introduce easily digestible volcanic facts and terms, from magma chamber and tectonic plates to ash clouds. The quirky, funny artwork by Pulitzer Prizeânominated cartoonist and illustrator Zoe Si uses cutaway illustrations for a look inside the volcano. The text has been vetted by volcano experts. Backmatter includes a volcanoâs anatomy, phases and types, and sources for further learning. An excellent choice for earth science lessons on volcanoes, earthâs crust, minerals, rocks and erosion.
More information about the phases and common types of volcanoes. “Anatomy of a Volcano.” Selected sources. Full-color illustrations were rendered in ink and watercolor and finished digitally.