NONFICTION

Feel the Fog

S. & S./Beach Lane. (Weather Walks). Sept. 2020. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534437609.
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PreS-Gr 3–This next installment in the “Weather Walks” series focuses on fog. As in the other books (Raindrops Roll; Full of Fall; Best in Snow), the text is brief and alliterative. One spread features the words “Dank and drippy. Plip, plop, plippy” written in white text. The accompanying photo shows a dewy spider web. The use of white text with mostly white and gray backgrounds might make finding the words an appropriate challenge. Readers will learn facts about fog in the back matter, including how it clears, why it feels cold, and how it impacts sight and sound. Dry scientific explanations sometimes diminish nature’s wonders, but both the misty background and the skilled writing maintain fog’s mystery. “Fog limits what you can see, but it can expand what you imagine.”
VERDICT Unfortunately, fog is not as dazzling as fall leaves, flowers, or freshly fallen snow, so this series title is not as visually appealing as the others overall. However, this book should be considered for weather studies collections or for language arts lessons in alliteration.

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