Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review: Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular by by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Snyopsis: What do a pair of kid inventors with a knack for science and electronics do when Hollywood comes to town? Why save the day, of course!  In Nick and Tesla’s Special Effects Spectacular, 11-year-old siblings Nick and Tesla Holt find themselves on the set of a big-budget superhero movie. But someone’s sabotaging the onscreen debut of their favorite comic book hero, so the brother and sister sleuths must crack the case with the help of a fresh assortment of homemade special-effects gadgets. This cinematic saga features instructions for all-new movie magic projects that kids can build themselves, such as camera gear, stunt dummies, make-up magic, and more. Science and electronics have never been so much fun! (from the online description)

Review: I have read all the previous books, in the series, and adored them. This one felt - different. The story seemed a bit sparse compared to the previous four. However, this did not detract from the over all feel of the book. It was still full of laughs, adventures, and of course - science! The Science of Movies, to be precise. All of us, young and old, have dreamed of being in the movies or being part of one. Setting the story on the lot of a movie, with oodles of movie lingo and characters - perfect! The science was fun as well - I mean, how to make your own Zombie make-up? Awesome! Once again, I highly recommend this book, and this series. 

Note: I received this book free as part of LibraryThing's Early Review Program, in exchange for my fair and honest opinion.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-1-594-74-760-1
Date Finished: 3-22-2015
Pages: 224

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