JJ's Science Adventure: Magnets

This is a monthly post on 'Book or Web/Mobile Application for Children'. Every 3rd week of the month I will post on a review on books that AJ has read or web/mobile application that he has tried on.

Jan - Sherlock Sam & the Missing Heirloom in Katong
Feb - UpToTen (Boowa & Koala) Online Educational Website for Pre-Schoolers
Mar - Sherlock Sam & the Vanished Robot in Penang
Apr - How To Think Like A Scientist
May - The Rock & The Bird
June - 君伟上小学
July - Young Scientists Reader - Integrated Thematic Science Series

We were gifted of this book from Harvest Edutainment, the publisher, with no obligation to do a blog review.  It was a very kind gesture from them.  Since there is no obligation, there is really no need to feel guilty not to blog about it.  Honestly, if the book is badly written, I wouldn't even be bothered to write a review.  But, it is a good read for primary 1 & 2 students who are preparing themselves to take on Science subject in primary 3.  So, it is quite difficult for me to keep my 'mouth' shut, my conscience wouldn't allow that.

Synopsis
JJ's Science Adventure is a series of educational comic books designed to help readers to master key learning objectives stated in the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Primary School Science syllabus.


After receiving their birthday presents from their grandfather, Joyce & Jonathon find themselves in possession of 2 bags which transform into a talking robot (Robo) & a teleportation portal.  With a set of keys from Robo, the kids open the portal into sub-dimensional world created by the ‘World Maker’, an incredible invention by their grandfather to help them learn science.  In this adventure, the twins journey into the World of Magnets where they discover the physical properties of magnets & solve challenging puzzle traps laid by their grandfather.  Will they survive the constant sabotage by a Minion sent by Mr Sinister and win the prize, a piece of puzzle key which unlocks yet another secret?

You may view a sample of it here.

What I like about this book?
Children are generally drawn to comics because they are full of colourful illustrations & the stories are often presented in a simple manner.  Visual learners are especially attracted to comics.  This book was welcomed by AJ who is a visual & audio learner. 

I like the fact that this book presented Science (in this case, the topic on Magnets) in a casual manner.  The story is interesting, it was difficult for me to put down the book when I started reading it.  I reckon avid readers are likely to read it at one go since the story is so captivating.  The book is also written based on MOE Science syllabus, which is a plus point.  If you are interested, you may order it online here.  It is retailing at S$18.90.

The 2nd book, which is on Heat & Light, will be launched in Sept.



In this adventure, the twins journey into the World of Heat and Light where they meet Mrs Moley. Mrs Moley tells them her problem, the sun has stopped moving. She also mentions a prophesy, a set of twins will come and return order to the sun, allowing the people to again move up to the surface of the world. Will they fulfil the prophesy and save the world or will the world burns because of the Minion sabotaging them.

You may do a pre-order here.

Having such good impression on the 1st book on Magnet, I would certainly look forward to the 2nd one.  Truly, if Harvest Edutainment continues its good work, I'm sure this series will be on the book shelves of many families.  I would certainly consider investing in them.  I think they are ideal as birthday presents too.


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