Thursday, September 26, 2013

Review: Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Synopsis: When a rash of robberies hits the town of Half Moon Bay, 11-year-old sleuths Nick and Tesla are determined to catch the criminals - but to do so, they'll have to build a host of new gadgets and gizmos! In this robot-themed follow-up to Nick and Tesla' High-Voltage Danger Lab, the brother-and-sister duo build four different droids out of ordinary household objects - and illustrated instructions are included throughout the story, so you can build them, too! Can Nick and Tesla catch the criminal mastermind - and foil his army of rampaging robots - before it's too late?(from the back of the book)

Review: I wasn't sure what to expect when from this book. But whatever it was, this book was more.
Nick and Tesla are twins, living with their crazy inventor Uncle Newt in a the small town of Half Moon Bay. Inventors and Science Nuts themselves, Nick and Tesla find themselves using their brains, friendships and random spare parts to solve mysteries.
Here is what I enjoyed about this book:
1. I laughed out loud at least 17 times.
2. I didn't know who did it until the end.
3. There are instructions for building robots in the text - clear, easy, make-you-want-to-run-out-and-do-it-now-instructions.
With creative prose, engaging plot, witty humor, likeable characters and an extra helping of nerdy jargon and science smarts, this book is everything I'd want my kids to read. I intend to recommend this all my friends - those with and without children, and I intend to give this away as presents as often as possible. I highly recommend.

I received an free ARC through LibraryThings Early Reviewer Program in exchange for my honest opinion.

Bookmarks: 8 of 10

Awards: None

Date Finished: 9-23-2013
Pages: 214

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