Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis

Book Jacket

What do a secret squirt watch, a pair of spring-loaded super-boots, and the incredible Kablovsky Copter have in common?

They're all inventions of...the Secret Science Alliance.

This trio of gadgeteers is hard at work in a secret lab, tinkering with technology that's definitely too cool for school!  But when an evil scientist steals their blueprints and hatches a dastardly plan, the Secret Science Alliance springs into action.  Can three young inventors, armed with their crazy creations, defeat this criminal mastermind?

Strap on your welding goggles and get ready for a high-tech adventure from comic supergenius Eleanor Davis!


The three kids who makes up the Secret Science Alliance--Julian the nerd, Ben the jock, and Greta the troublemaker--are way smarter than I could hope to be.  They make inventions in their underground labratory hideaway of the very cool Inspector Gadget type variety.

I loved how this book subtly dealt with issues of social isolation and self-doubt.  These kids are obviously super awesome, but they don't realize it.  Thankfully, their insecurities don't stop them from saving the day!

Graphic novels can be my favorite thing ever, if done well.  And Secret Science Alliance definitely is!  The pictures vary from simple intensity to complicated puzzles.  I especially liked the little touches, such as a turtle nibbling Julian's hair after he collapses to the floor with emotion.

This book has it all--smarts, drama, action, and the funny.  "If only we had invented a long-range wireless communication device we could call them with!"  "Like a cell phone?"

Five out of five glue bombs.

Release Date:  September 2009
Reading Level:  Grade 3+
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection:  BLUESTEM

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