Nick and Tesla are sent to spend their vacation with uncle Newt who is brilliantly eccentric and hopelessly unpredictable. The condition of the house leaves the kids wondering why exactly did their parents send them to the most irresponsible person.
Mold ingested and expired food items, filthy rooms; in short they are in the sea. What excites them is uncle Newt’s experiment settings. They are introduced to a new world world experiments. While roaming around the neighbourhood, they are attacked by two Rott Weilers but they manage to make a narrow escape. On reaching home, they decide to get the pendant, that their parents gave, back. On the second attempt, Nick confronts a small girl who warns him showing a placard with Go Away written on it. They decide to unravel the mystery behind the girl and provide necessary help, if needed. Nick and Tesla makes unique stuffs with household materials like rockets, cats, van trackers etc.
The story is very lively and thrilling for a kid. At 10 years I would have been more than happy to lay my hands on this book. The book is perfect for not only kids, but adults also. The experiments mentioned in the book are easy yet creative. It widens kids imaginative power. The language of the book surely adds a good collection to kids’ vocabulary. The illustrations used in the book are also clear and optimum. The mystery behind Mr. Snugg is funny but the story of the girl could have been more convincing.
My verdict: The book will definitely contribute to the reading habits of kids
This review is in return of a free book from the publisher
About the author
Steve Hockensmith writes mysteries in Alameda, California. Neither author was harmed during the creation of this book.