“I couldn’t use my power point presentation, so I had to improvise. I got a boy and girl to join me in the front of the classroom and told the kids, ‘Here are two drops of water.’ I told the story of the water cycle with these two kids acting out the parts and a book was born.”
Yanez explained that the lack of children’s books about the weather inspired him to write one of his own:
“I get asked to read to pre-school and elementary school students quite often, and there aren’t many children’s books about weather that kids enjoy. I hope this book changes that,” Yanez said. “Who better to write a children’s weather book than a meteorologist?”
A Wild Ride will be the first in a series of weather books, which will include topics like tornadoes, hurricanes and clouds. A Wild Ride will be available online and in stores later this month.