Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Review: Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine by Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin

Synopsis: Danny is left to care for the newest invention of his mother's employer - a computer. Instead, he and his friends Joe and Irene use the computer to complete their homework. But when their teacher finds out, the real troubles begin!

Review: Written in the 1950s, this is set in the early age of computers. I enjoyed to "blast from the past", watching people explain and interact with this new technology. The female character, Irene, is delightful - strong without being dominating, smart without being pushy and feminine without being girly. The story features real science, explained using science vocabulary and concepts. I highly recommend to read to kids  - learn some science and giggle over the archaic language!

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

Date Finished: 3-30-2012
Pages: 122

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