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Howtoons : Tools of Mass Construction
by Dr. Saul Griffith and Nick Dragotta and Jeff Parker and Warren Simons


Overview - "This is a great addition to STEM collections, maker spaces, and elementary- through middle-school graphic-novel collections." - Booklist
"Fine, fabulous stuff" - School Library Journal
Lurking in the corners of your garage, on the dusty shelves of hardware stores, and in your own trashcan are the tools and ingredients for creating your own adventures.
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Overview
"This is a great addition to STEM collections, maker spaces, and elementary- through middle-school graphic-novel collections." - Booklist
"Fine, fabulous stuff" - School Library Journal
Lurking in the corners of your garage, on the dusty shelves of hardware stores, and in your own trashcan are the tools and ingredients for creating your own adventures. Follow Celine and Tucker as they learn through play with over 50 DIY projects Challenged to make something "other than trouble," this brother-and-sister pair use everyday objects to invent toys that readers can build. Combining comics and real-life science and engineering principles, Howtoons are designed to encourage kids to become active participants in the world around them.
..".perfectly tuned to inspire creativity as well as promote good work habits in budding inventors and mechanical engineers alike." - Kirkus Review
"Geeks aren't born, they're made... and here's the instruction manual." - Wired Magazine

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781632151018
  • ISBN-10: 1632151014
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 346
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Technology - General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Experiments & Projects
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Art - Cartooning

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-09-29
  • Reviewer: Staff

Siblings Tucker and Celine demonstrate how to create dozens of simple inventions and craft projects by using (and reusing) everyday household objects in this high-energy comics collection, which contains both new and previously published material. Organized into sections revolving around play, tools, math, science, engineering, and more, the projects typically span just a few pages, with suggestions that include creating marshmallow shooters from PVC pipe, refashioning a turkey baster into a flute, and transforming humble soda bottles in multiple ways—bird feeders, “jet packs” for a superhero costume, underwater goggles, etc. Nick Dragotta’s cartooning is every bit as imaginative as the projects offered, bringing a larger-than-life comic-book sensibility and sense of adventure to these wisecracking siblings’ investigations and tinkering. Packed with ideas and creative fodder for DIY-minded kids. All ages. (Aug.)

 
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