By Elizabeth Rusch, Illustrated by Susan Swan
Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2013
In this book, the author provides information about volcanoes such as where volcanoes may be found, how they form, and what happens when they erupt. The writing style used by Rusch is very entertaining. She adds sounds to keep readers entertained. Large words are not used so this title may work well for all grade levels. The illustrations are well drawn and very colorful. They capture the eye and also serve to entertain. Volcano Rising is informative and would be a good read for students doing research on volcanoes. The title would work best for 5th through 8th graders.
Reviewed by B.A.