Mad Scientist Academy: The Space Disaster
I loved this book from the beginning for two reasons. One is that it is a comic, and I love reading comics. Now I read comics all by myself, without the help of an adult. The other reason why I liked it is that it has a lot of funny situations. For some reason, the scientist never seems to get things right, so there’s always some explosion to make the story more interesting. He’s built a solar system for his students to study, and he also tries to bring them all around to actually show them each planet. It is called a challenge, and often they have to come up with an answer when they don’t actually know where they landed. For example, they figure out Saturn by its rings. Or Mars from its color, or the smallest planets from their lesser gravity. They also have to figure out comets, meteorites, etc… Actually, they have to protect themselves from them, as cracks and explosions happen all over the place. At the end, the biggest shake-up is the landing of what seems a UFO…and it’s just the mad scientist coming back to them. That was just too funny.
Crown Books for Young Readers