What a great idea! Take a scientific concept, mix it with a super hero who can shrink to the size of an atom, add fantastic graphics, write the story in a way that is easy to understand, and put it all together in a thirty-two page, reader-friendly book. The graphic novel format makes this the perfect choice for students who are reluctant readers and never seem to finish a book on their own. Young adults who want to read anything they can get their hands on will also enjoy the graphics and fast-paced text. The full-color graphics make an enormous impact on the story. Red boxes with pertinent vocabulary words and their meanings are included throughout the book. The vocabulary has been well-selected and this book is an excellent resource that could be used for writing a summary, writing a book report, or doing research. Max takes the reader to a science classroom where he is the guest speaker. He covers items from how to correctly pick up broken glass to what to do in case of a burn. A section entitled "More Science Safety" provides additional information at the book's end. Also includes a glossary, an index, and a list of related books and Internet sites. This book should be in all science classrooms, school libraries, and home reference collections. I highly recommend this book.
Donald Lemke works as a children’s book editor. He has written dozens of comic books, including the Zinc Alloy series and the adventures of Bike Rider, and many chapter books for DC Comics. Donald lives in Minnesota with his beautiful wife, Amy, and their not-so-golden retriever, Paulie.
Thomas K. Adamson has written dozens of nonfiction books for kids on sports, space, math, and more. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with his wife and two sons. He likes reading and playing ball with his boys. He also likes to check scores and stats on his phone.
Tod Smith grew up in Rhode Island, where he attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. He started working in comics in the 1980s, and has been an illustrator for comics and books ever since. He loves to play music in his free time, and when he was in middle school, the Beatles inspired him to start to play the guitar. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Candace.