Mad Scientist Academy: The Weather Disaster


Let's take a moment to discuss children.  Face it, no two are the same.  If you decided to dye Easter eggs, some kids would carefully choose their colors and neatly lower the egg into the solution.  Others would wonder what would happen if you mixed all the colors together and THEN, lowered the egg into the solution.  This series of books is written to the souls of the color mixers....the kids who want to turn it upside down and inside out and hopefully, find something thrilling and hilarious in the process.  Ta da!

Matthew McElligott is their team captain.  He is one of them who grew up and lived to tell about it.  Welcome to the Mad Scientist Academy where the motto could be, "Are you sure you want to do this Dr. Cosmic?"  "Sure, what could go wrong?"

Today, Dr. Cosmic has been joined by a meteorologist ("a meaty what?"),  Professor Nimbus.  They are about to test out their Sky Suit, a weather balloon you can wear.  It's time for the test flight.

Using the Sky Suit and then moving on to the Chaos Machine, the sly and stealthy McElligott sneaks in some fabulous science information that will delight the future Cosmic Doctors in the room. When the Chaos Machine malfunctions, it's going to be up to the student monsters in the Academy to know enough about climate and weather to be able to save the day. What would Frankenstein do?

This graphic novel picture book breaks science down into blocks of slapstick humor, scientific information and the constant presence of the edge of danger and disaster.

Come on along with the kids of the Mad Scientist Academy and their Clueless ...oh, I mean Fearless, Leader.  You too will understand how a tornado forms, how a thunderstorm forms and how climate and weather work.

40 pages           978-0553523768     Ages 5-9

More titles in the series:  Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster;  Mad Scientist Academy: The Space Disaster

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,



Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, will want to join Dr. Cosmic’s class of clever monsters as they face down snow, floods, and a dangerous thunderstorm when freak weather conditions threaten the school in the second book of the Mad Scientist Academy series.

Dr. Cosmic can’t wait to introduce the students to his latest invention, the CHAOS machine, designed to keep the school at the right temperature for learning. But when the machine starts to malfunction, causing extreme weather conditions, the students must use their upgraded handbooks to stop CHAOS before it destroys the entire school!

Join Dr. Cosmic’s clever class of monsters as they solve the greatest challenges in science, in this blend of adventure and exploration, perfect for Common Core and STEM.---from the publisher

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