Monday, January 6, 2014

Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab by "Science Bob" Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

(Thank you to the Quirk Books for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:


An abandoned house at the end of the block.  A mysterious girl in an upstairs window.  A strange
black SUV lurking around every corner.  When Nick and Tesla Holt are sent to live with their eccentric Uncle Newt, they find their new neighborhood is full of secrets.  What the heck is going on?

To unravel the mysteries (and save their skins), Nick and Tesla must use everyday household objects to build electromagnets, rocket launchers, and other crazy contraptions - and instructions are included throughout the story so you can build them, too!

my thoughts:

Fun. Fun. Fun. That is how I would describe, Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab.   Filled with incredibly smart characters, an intriguing mystery, a girl (or ghost) in a window, and loads of awesome creations, this book makes for quite the afternoon read.  I absolutely loved getting to know Nick, Tesla, and their kooky Uncle Newt.  Sent to stay with their Uncle at his hoarder-like house stuffed with dangerous experiments and rotting food, Nick and Tesla try to make do.  They don't understand why their parents had to suddenly rush off and leave them for the summer, but what can they do - its already been done.  Anyhow, as they settle into their new digs and surroundings, they somehow find themselves involved in a rescue mission that is dangerous, adventurous, and scary.  And that is all I will say about this fantastic book, with the exception of these words:  Read It!!  Did I mention that the book includes the instructions on how to make the rocket launcher (and the other inventions) that Nick and Tesla create?  Well, it does and I just know that you will have fun building them all - I know that my little cousins will get a kick out of building some of these contraptions and I can't wait to help them.  So, grab a copy and enjoy reading all about Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab.

Thank you to Quirk Books for providing me with a copy of this book!

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