In cartoon format, uses werewolves to explain and illustrate the science involved in states of matter.
Children's Literature Who would have thought that teaching science about the state of matter could be done very painlessly in a graphic novel. Included are five chapters explaining matter, states of matter, molecules and atoms, mixtures, and reversible and irreversible changes. The fantastic illustrations help make the explanation easier to understand and definitely a more fun way to learn. At the end of the book there is a glossary, read more section, and Internet sites to go to. Even though there is a glossary, the author thoughtfully includes small green boxes on most of the pages with a word and its definition. This will certainly help the reader to understand the facts as they read each page. There are also three blue-and-white sided pictures in the book that provide a more detailed explanation of certain words. The writing is humorous in many places, such as, "a werewolf's drool is a liquid," which is so much more entertaining than reading about how a glass of water is a liquid. In explaining how some changes to matter are reversible, the author states that "werewolves change back into human form when the sun comes up." A perfect book for a science classroom or personal library. Where were these books when I was in science class? Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
Nanotechnology (Cutting-Edge Science and Technology)