Tuesday, January 27, 2015

‘Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage’

Book cover: Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage by 'Science Bob' Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith. Cartoon rendition of a boy and girl standing, arms up and alarmed expressions on their faces, as an army of knee-high flying and marching robots advances on them from left, right and front.
Eleven-year-old twin sleuths Tesla and Nick return for the second book in a series that combines fast-paced action-adventure with hands-on science experiments.

In Robot Army Rampage (Quirk Books, 2014), the twins investigate local burglaries while continuing to delve into circumstances behind their parents’ abrupt disappearance.

Who is behind the local break-ins? Is the twins’ uncle’s attraction to a fellow scientist destined for a broken heart? And if the twins’ parents study soybeans for the government, how could their first date have involved writing a prize-winning paper in the field of laser science?

Series authors “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith have crafted an exciting tale, laced with humor and interspersed with instructions for building robots out of household objects.

Robot Army Rampage is middle volume in a series that began with High-Voltage Danger Lab, and continues with Secret Agent Gadget Battle. This reader looks forward to what is sure to be a thrilling conclusion to the adventure.

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