Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle

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When a urgent message from their mother arrives, warning siblings Nick and Tesla of a dangerous spy nearby, their already-chaotic world is thrown into even more disrepair. Being that their eccentric Uncle Newt couldn’t catch a elephant if it walked in front of him, they will have to fend for themselves. So, when mysterious strangers start showing up, the siblings’ detective skills will be put to the test. In a world where nothing is what it seems to be, no one is who they say they are, and cameras are hidden everywhere. Can even the most brilliant sleuth succeed?

This book is excellent reading for younger children. I would estimate the age range for this book at six to ten years old. If the book’s vocabulary and complexity were to be developed more, and the plot extended, the age range could be increased. I applaud the use of hands-on projects in the book, but I thought they could have been removed from between chapters and put in an index instead. Every project is related to the plot of the chapter that preceded it, and while this is good for readers who intend to follow along with the book and do each chapter’s project after reading the chapter, I thought it disrupted the story’s flow. I gave the book three stars for having great potential for further development, a good basic plot, and for attempting to educate readers through a entertaining story.

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Author Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 240 pages
Publisher Quirk Books
Publish Date 5/6/2014
ISBN 9781594746765
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Issue May 2014
Category Tweens


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