Lily and Niko Rabbit’s childcare class is at the elementary school science fair when a tornado warning happens. They learn how a tornado looks like an elephant trunk and sounds like a train. They also learn where they can go to be safe. When they find out the tornado damaged a neighbor’s house, they come together to help in their own charming way.
Reading this book is a great way for parents, childcare providers, and caregivers, to talk to toddlers and preschool children about tornados in a non-scary way. Children can easily relate with these characters and their story gives children the tools and information they need to help stay safe should a tornado happen.
Elephant Wind Endorsement:
Prepare to be blown away by Elephant Wind. This heartwarming book is full of delightful illustrations and important messages. Author Heather Beal shows adults how they can educate young children about hazards in an entertaining and non-frightening way. She also shines a bright light on the often overlooked capacity of children to learn and to contribute to their own recovery and to the broader community.
- Lori Peek, University of Colorado and Co-Author of Children of Katrina
Reviews and Press Releases
- Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ): Press Release
- Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch Review
- Bonnie Ferrante - Books for Children: Review
- Reader's Favorite: 5 Star Review
- Author Anthony Avina's Blog: Book Review