by Seymour Simon
From Booklist, January 1, 2002, Copyright © American Library Association. Used with permission.:
Gr. 1-3. The subject is science at its most dramatic, and the many double-page color photos of wrecked buildings will pull new readers into the scenes of catastrophe. The geology isn't easy («movements in the mantle have cracked the crust into huge floating pieces called plates»), but with adult help, children can explore the facts of what makes the rocks move and what those Richter scale numbers mean. There's also a clear map showing where most earthquakes hit. The title of the series, SeeMore Readers, is clearly a pun on the name of the author, whose many exciting books have helped young people appreciate more science.