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Toy and the Twister by Gillian King-Cargile

Toy and the Twister

Written by Gillian King-Cargile
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Toy and the Twister by Gillian King-Cargile

In Book One of the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure Series, a fluff-brained bunny named Bear gets left outside during a storm. The only thing that can save him is science . . . and a sassy doll named Sadie Scientist. Together, the toys get sucked into a tornado. Sadie helps Bear understand extreme weather and storm safety, but when they begin to fall, Bear has to think quickly to save his new friend. This fun, fast-paced adventure will entertain young readers while introducing them to weather and climate concepts aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. After the adventure, read an interview with a real-life meteorologist! Guided Reading Level: L About the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure Series NIU Press is pleased to work with the P-20 Center at Northern Illinois University to publish a series of STEM-based storybooks for young readers. The P-20 Center collaborates with university and community partners to promote innovation in teaching and learning, and foster educational success for all ages. The Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure Series for young readers is an extension of STEM Read, a P-20 program that helps readers explore the science, technology, engineering, and math concepts behind popular fiction. This series shares the adventures of a fluff-brained bunny named Bear and his favorite boy, Jack. In each story, Bear meets other toys who teach him about the world around him. The books explore the importance of working together and making friends. They also incorporate STEM concepts aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Learn more about the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure Series and find resources, videos, and games at


The Toy and the Twister is a colorful adventure into the heart of a tornado that will take the fear out of a terrifying situation and help keep kids safe! Andrea Beaty, author of Rosie Revere, Engineer

The Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Gillian King-Cargile is director of Northern Illinois University s STEM Read program (, which introduces young readers to the science, technology, engineering, and math concepts behind popular fiction. She holds a BA in film production and an MFA in creative writing from Southern Illinois University, and lives with her husband and daughter in DeKalb, Illinois. Kevin Krull holds a BFA in illustration from Northern Illinois University. His illustrations have appeared in Creative Quarterly and have been shown in the Chicago area. He loved to color when he was a kid, and obviously he never quite grew up he lives in Westmont, Illinois, where he continues to draw and color all day long.

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36 pages


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15th November 2015



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