Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Nick and Tesla's Solar-Powered Showdown
Super-smart kid inventors Nick and Tesla Holt have outsmarted crooks, spies, and kidnappers, but now it’s time to crack their biggest mystery yet: where the heck are their parents? With the help of their eccentric Uncle Newt, the twins trace the clues to their missing Mom and Dad, scientists working on solar-power research for a clandestine government project. They’ll need all their wits, along with an assortment of homemade gadgets, to outsmart the criminal mastermind who’s trying to turn solar power into a secret weapon. Featuring instructions for building and using five awesome solar-powered contraptions—a hot dog cooker, alarm bell, listening device, model car, and nighttime LED signal cannon—this sixth installment is sure to please budding scientists and sleuthers alike.
When I read the first book, I was doing it because I thought my nephews would like the book but I never realized just how much I would enjoy it. Since than I have grown close to Nick, Tesla, Uncle Newt, and their friends. Each book has a fun, crazy adventure that Nick and Tesla always find themselves in the middle of. Luckily staying at their uncle's house has its advantages as Nick and Tesla have learned how to create some really cool gadgets from the many different books.
In this book, Nick and Tesla are closer this time to finding out just what has happened to their parents. Although I want them to reconnect with them, I also don't want a happy ending just yet as I don't want these books to end. They are entertaining and quick reads. Plus, I like that all of the different gadgets that my nephews can make featured in these books come with very well written instructions as well as pictures. Something else I have to point out were the footnotes, they were funny which showed that the authors have a great sense of humor.