Never Insult a Killer Zucchini by Elana Azose
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is one crazy science fair!
Students sign in, presenting their science projects and among them is a killer zucchini. Mr. Farsnworth, the judge, exclaims that he loves zucchini. So naturally, the killer zucchini falls in love with him. But apparently there has been a misunderstanding!
I found the art in this book very beautiful and I also like the cover. Science is fun and cool and that’s the purpose of this little story; to tell children at school that scientists have achieved some pretty amazing and unbelievable things. I especially enjoyed the last part of the book where we get a few information about each science project. There are some very interesting fun facts! Most of them I had never heard of before but I found the information very exciting. I think young students could use this book and the internet to get into the world of science and learn about advancements that have happened in our times and get inspired!
Science is not very fun at school and it can actually get pretty difficult for many students leading to frustration. This book is funny and contains some really cool facts, for example the invisibility suit or the cloning projects. Although, as I said the information is very entertaining and exciting, I found some things to be somewhat too complicated for children between 7 to 10 years old. For example, there is reference to PET scans which I think is quite hard to understand how it works at that age or the radiation in the moon caused by the sun.
So even though this book is really funny and smart, some parts might be overlooked just because they can be confusing for young readers. Still, it stimulates curiosity which is a very desirable feature in books for children. I would recommend it, especially for young, curious scientists!
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Never Insult a Killer Zucchini
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.