Monday, November 11, 2013

Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger Lab

  • Series: Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger Lab (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books (November 5, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1594746486
  • Author: Bob Pflugfelder & Steve Hockensmith
  • Cover art: It's not my favorite
  • Overall rating:*** out of 5 stars
  • Obtained: From Quirk books in exchange for review
Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they’re sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It’s not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own—engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin: 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices, and more. Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects.

In Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab, we meet the characters and learn how to make everything from rocket launchers to soda-powered vehicles. Learning about science has never been so dangerous—or so much fun! (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

This is a super quick read. I generally don't read a lot of middle grade, but this one sounded like fun. 
It was fun, but I felt like it was missing something, though I'm not sure what was missing, but it did feel like there was ingredient left out. 

It was a humorous book and I really enjoyed the characters. Tesla reminds me of a young girl I know very curious. 

One thing that really stands out for me is how the reader can do the experiments right along with the characters in the book, of course an adult needs to be present to help the reader with the experiments. 
I think a lot of young kids and some older ones would love to be able to be apart of the story in that way. 

It's fun and educational though some kids may have too much fun reading it to realize they are also learning which gives the book an extra point.

If you have a child that loves science, you should pick them up a copy of this book.

So say we all!

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