Biskup, Agnieszka The Dynamic World of Chemical Reactions with MaxAxiom
Capstone Publishers 2011 32p 29.32 978-1-4296-4772-4
elm/ms VG-BNS Graphic Science (Capstone)
In graphic novel format, follows the adventures of Max Axiom as he explores the science of chemical reactions. The premise of this series is that students will pick up anything in a graphic novel format and read it. Max Axiom, super scientist, provides an overview of chemical reactions that includes well-chosen examples of chemical changes, interactions, and reactions, as well as matter, atoms, and molecules. The colorful, dynamic illustrations may hold the attention of hard-to-reach reluctant readers -- who will find the inclusion of a glossary beneficial. There is also an index and a list of sources (web-based and hard-copy) for readers who want to know more.
Guess what? The premise is correct -- but the text is engaging enough to convey some basic scientific facts and theories to readers. Welliver, Hilary