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Albert Hopper, Science Hero

By: John Himmelman

Science Hero Albert Hopper is on a mission: to travel to the center of the earth! With his wormlike ship Wiggles and the help of his niece and nephew, trusty Junior Science Heroes Polly and Tad, Hopper is ready to go where no frog has gone before.

Thick layers of rock and rubble, tunnels of lava, and temperatures of 6,000 degrees stand between our heroes and their prize. Will they make it? Find out in this funny and informative adventure, perfect for fans of the "Math Inspectors" series and the "Zoey and the Sassafrass" books.

Two-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781250230164

JLG Release: Dec 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Frogs , Scientists , Voyages and travels , Adventure and adventurers , Earth (planet) , Earth's core , Uncles , Nieces and nephews , Nature and the natural world , Humorous stories

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Albert Hopper is on a mission to travel to the center of the Earth. In his carefully crafted worm-like ship, Wiggles, Albert is joined by his niece and nephew as they encounter extreme temperatures, magnetism, and other unexpected conditions. Of course, nothing goes as planned. The premise of this book is fun and has potential, but the execution mi Albert Hopper is on a mission to travel to the center of the Earth. In his carefully crafted worm-like ship, Wiggles, Albert is joined by his niece and nephew as they encounter extreme temperatures, magnetism, and other unexpected conditions. Of course, nothing goes as planned. The premise of this book is fun and has potential, but the execution misses the mark. Young readers will learn about the different layers of the Earth but given the short length of the book, many details are left out. This skimming of the scientific components leaves many unanswered questions, and details of the story are unexplained. This book could be paired with a science program about the layers of the Earth to fill in some of the information gaps. The black-and-white illustrations are simple with green accents (and green frogs) and don’t do much to advance the story. They do break up the text, making the book more accessible for younger readers.

Book Details

ISBN

9781250230164

First Release

December 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

144

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.4; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company, Inc.

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Frogs, Scientists, Voyages and travels, Adventure and adventurers, Earth (planet), Earth's core, Uncles, Nieces and nephews, Nature and the natural world, Humorous stories,

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