Alien in My Pocket #2: The Science Unfair by Nate Ball, illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
Age Range: 6 – 10 years
Grade Level: 1 – 5
Series: Alien in My Pocket (Book 2)
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (January 7, 2014)
Genre: Science fiction/early chapter book
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
The must-read second book in the Alien in My
Pocket series. Zack and Amp are back and up to even more trouble in this
hilarious story, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment!
since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee’s bedroom
window, Zack’s life has gotten crazier and his grades have gone from bad
to worse. Who has time for homework when there’s an alien invasion to
stop? But now Zack’s up against his greatest challenge yet—the school
science fair. If Zack doesn’t get an A on his project, he’s going to
flunk the class. Luckily, Zack has Amp around to help, but when Zack’s
experiment turns out to be too good, he winds up in a whole different
kind of trouble.
Complete with many illustrations, a riveting plot, and fun scientific facts, this book is perfect for young readers!
Supports the Common Core State Standards
In the second installment of Alien in My Pocket, Zack has to compete in a
science fair, but he has no idea what to do. With a little help from
Olivia and Amp (the alien), he must come up with an experiment and
ward off the increasingly snoopy investigations of his younger brother.
My thoughts about the second book are pretty close to those of the first
one. It’s fun and fast paced. Kids that liked the first book will like
this one too. The only thing I wish it had was more about the impending
attack on earth by Amp’s people. There was virtually nothing about that,
even though the clock is winding down. Otherwise, it was a good read
for kids that like science and aliens. There are instructions for making
an electromagnet included in the back.
Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.