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Blasting Through the Solar System!: Albert Hopper, Science Hero #2


Series
Albert Hooper Science Hero

written and illustrated by
John Himmelman

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Henry Holt and Company, Inc.
ISBN
9781250230188
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In this early chapter book series, Albert Hopper is a frog—and a science hero! He seeks to explore the world and beyond, generating laughs and imparting STEM wisdom as he goes.

Science Hero Albert Hopper and trusty Junior Science Heroes Polly and Tad are ready for their next adventure. This time, they're blasting through the solar system!

As the heroes float through the sulphuric acid clouds of Venus, dodge the solar flares of the sun, and weather the space storms of Jupiter, their science smarts are put to the test. Anything can happen on this hilarious ride, perfect for fans of the Math Inspectors series and the Zoey and Sassafras books.“Polly’s Notes.” Two-color illustrations. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

144

Trim Size

8" x 51/2"

Dewey

F

AR

3.4: points 1

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2021

Book Genres

Early Chapter Book

Topics

Interplanetary voyages. Scientists. Adventure and adventurers. Frogs. Solar system. Uncles. Nieces and nephews. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3–Professor Albert Hopper and the young junior science heroes, Polly and Tad, are back. This time, the amphibian hero of science is taking his niece and nephew on a trip through the solar system on his new, pigeon-shaped rocket ship. Although facts about space are presented throughout the book, the frogs’ adventures also involve the fantastic, including breaks to build a clubhouse on Mars or have a picnic on a comet. Outside of short appearances by a sentient Pluto and a very confused autopilot system, the three frogs are the only characters, making it easy for young readers to follow their banter and travels from planet to planet. Comical black-and-white illustrations (with highlights of green) are on nearly every page, breaking up the text and further solidifying the preposterousness of the frog’s escapades. Polly’s notes at the end of the story summarize what the characters have learned along the way, but those who are interested in the solar system will need additional resources. VERDICT An early chapter book suitable for young readers seeking comical science fiction.–Amanda Melilli, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3–Professor Albert Hopper and the young junior science heroes, Polly and Tad, are back. This time, the amphibian hero of science is taking his niece and nephew on a trip through the solar system on his new, pigeon-shaped rocket ship. Although facts about space are presented throughout the book, the frogs’ adventures also involve the fantastic, including breaks to build a clubhouse on Mars or have a picnic on a comet. Outside of short appearances by a sentient Pluto and a very confused autopilot system, the three frogs are the only characters, making it easy for young readers to follow their banter and travels from planet to planet. Comical black-and-white illustrations (with highlights of green) are on nearly every page, breaking up the text and further solidifying the preposterousness of the frog’s escapades. Polly’s notes at the end of the story summarize what the characters have learned along the way, but those who are interested in the solar system will need additional resources. VERDICT An early chapter book suitable for young readers seeking comical science fiction.–Amanda Melilli, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas

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