Friday, November 8, 2013

Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab by Steve Hockensmith, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder

Nick and Tesla are geeky science kids that like to invent.  They are sent to stay with their Uncle while their Mom and Dad are out of the country.  They mentioned the Uncle was a bit weird.  He's more than a bit weird; he's really strange!

Quirk Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published now, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

He doesn't have food in the house, he's the original mad scientist, and he blows up more things than he creates things.  Even the ones that turn out like they should are a bit odd.  The good news is that the twins are allowed to make their own inventions in his lab.

If you have a young fella that isn't terrible fond of reading, this will be an excellent book for him.  It's full of action, a bit ridiculous and full of inventions the young one came make and experiment with himself.

Imagine making an electromagnet, rocket launcher, burglar alarm and other fascinating things with a minimal of supplies!  The projects are delineated in the book and anything that might be a bit dangerous is noted as requiring adult assistance.  Who knows, you might learn some science things by helping.

I found this to be an amusing read with good science projects.  There's going to be a sequel, too.  If you have a busy kid or a science geek in your household, you're going to want to get this series.  Or you can just read it and smile over their adventures.

Happy reading.

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