Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Review: Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Title: Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage (Nick and Tesla #2)
Author: Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith
Source: Amazon Vine
Genre: Middle Grade, Mystery
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

In this second novel of the Nick and Tesla series, the precocious brother-and-sister duo find themselves solving another baffling mystery.  As the story opens, their Uncle Newt takes a consulting gig at a cut-rate amusement park, engineering animatronic figures for a cheap Hall of Presidentsknockoff.  One perk of the job is that Nick and Tesla have unlimited access to the amusement park all summer long—but the kids quickly discover that one of the park employees has a sinister plan.  They’ll have to build a few robots of their own to foil him! Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects. Learning about science has never been so dangerous—or so much fun!

Review of Book One: Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger Lab

Another great adventure for Nick and Tesla's - this time involving more of what every kid loves - Robots!  Even I loved the ideas and designed they talked about in the book.  They sounded like so much fun.  While the projects in this book are more complicated than the ones in book one, the instructions are much more detailed as well.  They set off to find out who is responsible for a string of thefts in their little town, starting with a rare comic book from their friend's parents.

They make a few mistakes along the way, but in the end they have a lot of fun, learn a lot about robots, and of course catch the bad guy and save the day.  This is another great book for kids that teaches them a bit about science and building while having fun.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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