Magnet Power!: Science Adventures with MAG-3000 the Origami Robot by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, Jamey Christoph |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Magnet Power!: Science Adventures with MAG-3000 the Origami Robot

Magnet Power!: Science Adventures with MAG-3000 the Origami Robot

by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, Jamey Christoph
     
 

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MAG-3000, the origami robot is on a mission to fix and restore Star City. With some help from a mouse with a jet pack, she is on a search for the magnet that needs fixing. Power up, and get ready to learn all about magnets!

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MAG-3000, the origami robot is on a mission to fix and restore Star City. With some help from a mouse with a jet pack, she is on a search for the magnet that needs fixing. Power up, and get ready to learn all about magnets!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joan Vogel
If the lyrics “Meet George Jetson” start a catchy television show theme song, this book in the “Origami Science Adventure” series might also trigger a little nostalgia. A space age family—Mom, Dad, sister and brother—cannot start their vacation on planet Zeerk because the ship’s safety harnesses are not working, causing everyone to float aimlessly. A missing magnet is the cause and the little girl’s origami robot will solve the problem while teaching the reader some pertinent facts about magnetism. Troupe’s explanations are woven into a childlike story complemented by the Christoph’s whimsical illustrations. Aided by a curious and friendly space mouse custodian named Gordon, Mag 3000 analyzes the mission and proceeds scientifically to the conclusion. Through simple vocabulary and sentence structure accompanied by some side bar diagrams and pictures, children learn what a magnet is, where they do not work, and how to make a magnet. Some words, such as poles and energy, are defined in inserts on the appropriate page. Other terms are defined on a glossary page and an index is provided for specific topics. The three other books in the series are suggested for further reading. Through facthound.com, three websites and five book titles are provided. The websites, however, are definitely for older students (grade 4 to adult). An additional fun activity is the “Make an Origami Robot” project. Though the instructions are clear, children will need adult help here. The volume would be a nice addition to a public, school, or home library. Reviewer: Joan Vogel; Ages 6 to 8.
School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—In each of these thinly disguised lectures, a newly folded origami dog, robot, bee, or dinosaur has an informative conversation about a science topic with an animate item or a living creature. Each figure has a distinct personality, so the give-and-take is as entertaining as the art. Except for Magnet and Plant, the origami exercises are a flub-the folding directions at the end of the other two titles do not create the models shown in the lively collage illustrations, but rather even simpler, more abstract versions. Young readers will get to gander at three types of rocks with dinosaur Rudie, learn about soil components with dog Kitanai, get an overview of plant parts with bee Charlie, and glimpse at some of the technological uses of magnets with robot MAG-3000. This set is certainly unusual enough in presentation to have some appeal as a change of pace, and a link in each volume to more information on a dedicated publisher's website will appeal to young researchers whose curiosity has been piqued.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404880702
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


A "Sunshine State" native, Jamey Christoph studied illustration at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. His stylish illustrations appear regularly in major newspapers and magazines and have received multiple recognitions from the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts.

Thomas Kingsley Troupe has written more than thirty children's books. His book Legend of the Werewolf (Picture Window Books, 2011) received a bronze medal for the Moonbeam Children's Book Award. Thomas lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with his wife and two young boys.

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