The Tornado Watches

An Ike and Mem Story

By Jennings, Patrick

Publishers Summary:
A tired Ike stays up all night for four nights to warn his family of any approaching tornadoes.

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ISBN
978-0-82341-672-1
Publisher
Holiday


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2002

Gr 2-4 Ike and his family spend an evening in their basement during a tornado alert. When it is lifted, he fears that another warning will occur in the night, so he secretly watches the weather reports on a portable TV beneath his covers. The next day, Ike falls asleep at school. He feels worse after he stays up a second night, and he falls asleep durin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2003

Threat of a tornado provides structure and suspense to the first of these two finely tuned chapter books about big brother Ike and younger sister Mem, first met in The Bird Shadow. For two nights running, Ike keeps himself awake watching old movies on TV, just in case a tornado comes and he has to wake the family. Not only does he nod off in school, prompting a trip to the doctor, but by the time the tornado does hit, on the third night, Ike is fast asleep. Jennings gets much mo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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