featuring a new case to crack and all-new gadgets that kids can build themselves! Bright siblings and amateur inventors Nick and Tesla Holt are back in this fifth installment. Fresh off their last case at the museum, the kids are in for a whole new mystery to solve, and they can only do it with their do-it-yourself detective gadgets--plus their zany scientist Uncle Newt and their friends Silas and DeMarco. This time, a Hollywood movie is being filmed in their town, featuring the big-screen debut of the kids' favorite comic book character. When mysterious sabotage threaten to shut down production, the pre-teen sleuths use special effects and movie magic to find the spoiler and save the show. Illustrated comic-adventure stories about brother-and-sister wiz kids who build "McGyverish" contraptions to escape their predicaments This book features instructions for building and using 4-5 awesome, kid-friendly contraptions at home Author "Science Bob" Pflugfelder has made a career of teaching "dangerous" science to kids of all ages. He'll be using his many media appearances to promote the book. Features kid-friendly, illustrated instructions for creating fizzy "alien blood," a cell-phone camera dolly, a working super-hero style grappling gun, and more. Word count: approx. 40,000 Approx. 40 illustrations


  • 256 pages
  • 5 x 7 inches
  • 2 colors
  • Hardcover

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