The Magic School Bus meets The Way Things Work in this funny guide to the science behind sound, acoustics, and music that features approachable explanations, simple diagrams, and plenty of kid-friendly humor.
The Invention Hunters travel the globe in their flying museum collecting the world's greatest inventions! This time, they've landed at a music store, and these silly scientists think they've collected incredible specimens of trampolines, birdhouses, eyeballs, and even a unicorn horn. But what they really discover -- with a kid as their guide -- is how musical instruments, microphones, and records produce sound.
Using simple explanations and diagrams, and a heaping helping of humor, the Invention Hunters make the perfect companions for curious kids who are ready to learn about science, physics, engineering, history, and more.
About the Author
Korwin Briggs is a writer and illustrator who makes books, comics, and infographics about history and science. He's also the author and illustrator of Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World and a webcomic, Veritable Hokum. He lives in Queens, New York, and he invites you to visit his website at KorwinBriggs.com.
Praise for The Invention Hunters Discover How Machines Work:
* "Like...David Macaulay and Captain Underpants, this routinely silly, genuinely intelligent deep dive into engineering basics leaves kids as informed as they are amused." ---Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The text and illustrations succeed in grabbing the readers' attention because of the vivid colors and spirit of fun. The characters are quirky and silly, making this nonfiction book about simple machines...engaging." ---School Library Connection