Why Do Volcanoes Blow Their Tops?

Written by Melvin and Gilda Berger
Illustrated by Higgins Bond

Reviewed by Parry S. (age 12)

This book will tell you how to make a volcano. It tells about erupting a volcano. It tells how you can make a volcano with things that are in your home. For example, first you get the bottom of a box. Next you get flour and a paper towel roll. You need to put newspaper on the paper towel roll with tape. Then it will tell you how to erupt it. The name of the book is, Why Do Volcanoes Blow Their Tops?

I liked the pictures in the book because they show real volcanoes. My favorite picture shows the volcano erupting in the water. It blows its top off. It is cool because the water is hot all over the Pacific Ocean. This is because the lava spilled into the water. It erupted like a real volcano. It gave me the idea on how to make a volcano for Science class.

I recommend this book for any students who are learning about volcanos. It will give you the information you need to make your own volcano. The pictures will show you what real volcanos look like so you can make a model.

Parry S. is a student in Mrs. Byrne's Reading Club
2001-2002