Monday, November 7, 2016

Spotlight- Evolution Revolution, Book 1: Simple Machines by Charlotte Bennardo

Welcome to Middle-Grade Monday! Today I am spotlighting  Evolution Revolution, Book 1: Simple Machines by Charlotte Bennardo.

About the book-
 As machines start encroaching on their forest, the animals band together to come up with a plan.

Jack the gray squirrel is declaring war against the construction machines that have come to cut down his woods and destroy his nest. With the help of his human friend Collin, Jack learns how to use simple machines like the wheel. He thinks he can stop the bulldozers, if he can convince the other woodland animals to join him in the fight. But as they take on the humans and their machines, people are noticing that Jack and his friends are smarter than ordinary forest animals. All of them are in more danger than they realize and now have to outsmart the scientists that are very interested in capturing them.

In the vein of the beloved Watership Down, Evolution Revolution: Simple Machines is a smart and charming book for younger readers that will have them wondering just what the animals in the yard are up to.

Based on school science curriculum, this book stands alone as a work of fantasy fiction, but holds additional educational appeal and can be tied into STEM (Science - evolution, biology; Technology - motorized RC car; Engineering - simple machines) in an accessible and fun new way.

About the Author-

Charlotte Bennardo is the co-author of the Sirenz series (Flux) and Blonde OPS (Thomas Dunne Books), hailed as “funny and entertaining” by Booklist. She resides in New Jersey with her family, and is currently hard at work fighting for chair space with her cat as she works on her next project.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this review. I hadn't heard of this book, but I will check it out.