Friday, 6 March 2015

Rebel Science by Dan Green (Children's, Non-Fiction, 9/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

 Februry 2015, Weldon Owen, 80 pages, Hardback, Review copy 

Content: lots of humour, facts 

Book summary from the email request (I couldn't find it on Weldon Owen's website)
 Rebel Science by Dan Green is an amusing, caricatured book covering the ups and downs, and the insane experiments in science which led to some of the most remarkable discoveries. Each of the scientists broke the rules in one way or another, but it ended up being for the best reason…

Nayu's thoughts
I was invited to read Rebel Science because I have reviewed books with Dan's work in the past (see suggested read). Now, the illustrations weren't as soft and cute as I'm used to, but they were very funny, especially with each person managing to look different and have a personality of their own without reading the text. 

The facts are short and snappy, made even me who has finished all her formal science education (thank goodness!) think more about the world we live in. Virtually every area of science is covered (electricity, power, atoms, biology, chemistry, physics....). I enjoyed the mini battles of scientists, and think this is a fun way of engaging readers with science, and will hopefully lead to a hunger for more research into areas of interest. 

Available at many book shops including NRC affiliate Foyles. 

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