Radio Active (Alien in my Pocket #3)

Radio Active (Alien in my Pocket #3)
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Age Range
6+
Release Date
May 13, 2014
ISBN
0062216279
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This third book in the Alien in My Pocket series is the zaniest yet! Zack and Amp create a massive mishap in this hilarious story. Plus the book comes with a do-it-yourself science experiment. Nothing's been easy since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's bedroom window. Now Amp has built a quantum radio to alert his commanders to call off the invasion of Earth. Unfortunately, instead of contacting Erdian Central Command, Amp's radio accidentally broadcasts Amp's messages all over Zack's hometown. Now it's up to Zack and his best friend, Olivia, to save their alien friend from being discovered and to save the planet from panic. With illustrations throughout, a page-turning plot, and fun scientific facts, this is the perfect chapter book for young readers. Supports the Common Core State Standards

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The third installment in the ALIEN IN MY POCKET series continues the saga of Zack, Olivia, and the little blue alien Amp with action, plans gone awry, and drama. The pacing is swift, the chapters short enough to keep younger readers engaged without short-changing the plot, and the illustrations break up the text nicely. The plot is action-packed, and even though it's a short book, the author works in a subplot about a revenge prank on Zack's little brother that goes horribly awry. Parents and teachers will appreciate that the adults in the book are smart and involved, and that the kids get consequences for their actions. Younger readers will appreciate the crazy little alien Amp and the chaos Zack causes while trying to keep Amp and his antics a secret. And all readers will enjoy the way Olivia thinks on her feet, saving the day when Amp nearly ruins everything.

The last few pages of the book contain illustrated instructions for young readers to build their own radio transmitter. This combined with the scientific facts cleverly presented throughout the story adds value to the book as well.

ALIEN IN MY POCKET: RADIO ACTIVE is an entertaining, action-packed story that will win the hearts of younger readers.
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