|Space disaster (Mad Scientist Academy)|
Author: McElligott, Matthew
In their third adventure, when Dr. Cosmic's class meets Commander Nova, the school astronomer, they know their next lesson will be out of this world!
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.80
Points: .5 Quiz: 189912
Kirkus Reviews (04/15/17)
School Library Journal (05/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2017 Gr 1–3—In the latest adventure in the series, the intrepid monster students head into space. With the guidance of their goofy teacher, Dr. Cosmic, the kids use the amped up planetarium to experience the solar system in a dangerously close-up way. As the malfunctioning planetarium mimics the atmospheres of moons, planets, and comets, the students have to use their knowledge to solve three challenges to complete their assignment and escape the perils of space! Information about basic physical concepts such as gravity and more complex astronomical objects, including asteroids, meteoroids, and comets, is integrated into the story very naturally. The comic-style layout and light, simple dialogue are appealing and give the narrative an action-packed feel. VERDICT This book will easily find a place on fun nonfiction shelves or as part of a beginning graphic novel collection. The result is the same—it's a space adventure that young readers will pore over, learn from, and enjoy.—Marian McLeod, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, CT - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.