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Howtoons: The Possibilities Are Endless!

by Saul Griffith

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My husband bought this for our children. They have done a number of the projects by now and each have been successful. They particularly liked the marshmallow guns, which they declared dart guns for administering medications to wild animals instead of deadly projectiles. (I was so proud.) At 5 & 3 they aren't able to do any of the projects without adult assistance. Come on they can't even read the directions yet. But they follow the pictures and have been fully invested and interested in the outcome. All in all, I'd deem this a raving success. They look forward to picking out their next challenge and I enjoy seeing them so excited about something that isn't on a TV/computer screen. ( )
  SadieSForsythe | Feb 24, 2016 |
Cartoon illustrations; Using new things in clever ways
  aadkins | Jul 22, 2011 |
A graphic non-fiction book for kids challenged to make "something other than trouble." Presented as the comic book-style adventures of siblings, Tucker and Celine, Howtoons presents step-by-step illustrated instructions for making rockets, ice cream , "the infamous Marshmallow Shooter," and more! An illustrated glossary follows. A great alternative to the boring science fair project book! ( )
  shelf-employed | Jan 11, 2008 |
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Part comic strip and part science experiment, Howtoons shows children how to find imaginative new uses for common household items like soda bottles, duct tape, mop buckets, and more–to teach kids the "Tools of Mass Construction"!

Howtoons are cartoons that teach 8– to 15–year–old readers "how to" build, create, and explore things. Combining a fun, full–color cartoon format and real life science and engineering principles, Howtoons are designed to encourage kids to become active participants in the world around them.

Readers meet Tucker and Celine, a lovable brother and sister pair. Sick of watching TV and playing video games, Tucker and Celine decide to conquer every kid's nightmare: the dreaded summer o' boredom. Armed with countless ideas for fun projects, they set out to reclaim the sheer joy of playing. Fifteen practical, build–it–yourself projects are weaved into the Tucker and Celine storyline. With the narrators' help and clear step–by–step instructions, young readers will learn how to set up a workshop, create a marshmallow shooting gun, make ice cream without a freezer, play songs on a turkey baster flute, explore a homemade terrarium, launch a pressure–powered rocket, and more!

Utilizing inexpensive, kid–friendly materials, Howtoons will prove that the world at large is infinitely more exciting than anything happening on the TV or computer screen. Plus, each project will provide readers with practical skills and problem solving know–how that they can use in their everyday lives. These funny, interactive Howtoons are sure to inspire independence and creative savvy in young people everywhere.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:50 -0400)

Part comic strip and part science experiment, this book shows children how to find imaginative new uses for common household items like soda bottles, duct tape, mop buckets for science experiments. This book teaches children how to build, create, and explore things using real life science and engineering.… (more)

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