Max Axiom: The Amazing Story of the Combustion Engine
Along with his niece, super-scientist Max Axiom explores the science and engineering behind the combustion engine. In easy-to-understand graphic-novel format, Max investigates the internal combustion engine’s operation, uses, and drawbacks, then looks at other types of combustion engines. Explanations are supported by clear diagrams and illustrations. Now your child will have a fundamental grasp of how the engine in the family car actually works.
About the Graphic Science Series:
What an incredibly unique way to teach science! Start with an ultra-cool superhero scientist who can shrink to the size of an atom, or slip into a lab coat to travel through time, or even slip on a pair of sunglasses to obtain x-ray vision. Add engrossing graphics and short reader-friendly sentences, and there you have it, the Max Axiom series of graphic novels.
Max Axiom is your child's tour guide as he demonstrates and explains science in a thoroughly engaging and memorable way. These books are especially useful for children who find reading to be a drag or science a bore. Max Axiom's action-packed graphic narrative format makes science not only accessible but also attractive.
Scientific Terminology Explained
Each title is rich with detailed accurate information, scientific terminology is clearly defined and presented in a reader-friendly way. Some books also include well-done detailed diagrams to clarify the more difficult topics. Each vivid full-color book focuses on a single theme presenting it in an interesting and understandable way. All 32-page books include several pages with more facts, a glossary with kid-friendly definitions, a bibliography, and links to websites.
An Excellent Resource
Solid science and captivating graphic-novel illustrations make these books an excellent resource for your family's library. One caveat, these are published by a secular company, so occasional references to evolution may appear.
Publisher: Capstone Press
Author: Mari Bolte
Publication Date: 7/1/2013
Love this book! It's a great way for young (and not so young!) to learn a concept that seems so complex. It is perfect for my 2nd grade son who enjoys learning how things work but can't read detailed books yet.
My elementary age students read this and looked over the pictures several times until they wore the book out! My son especially enjoyed it. I can't say they understood all of the information, but they did grasp some very basic concepts. And it was fun!
My 17 year old son was thrilled to get his hands on this book, and although he said it is a little basic for him, he had a great time reading it to his little brother.