Book Review: The Case of the Sliding Spaceship

Art Smart, Science Detective by Melinda Long
Art Smart, Science Detective: The Case of the Sliding Spaceship 
by Melinda Long ,  Monica Wyrick (Illustrations)

3 out of 5 stars on GoodReads


Art and his friends are on the watch for alien activity in their neighborhood, but they never expected a REAL alien spaceship to appear in Art’s telescope viewer. The aliens appear to be in a purple spaceship right next to the moon, and Art and his friends prepare for an invasion. Art prides himself on being a logical scientist, so he uses his knowledge to hatch a plan to protect his friends from anything the aliens might use to attack.
Are there really aliens attacking Earth, or are Art and his friends overreacting? 
I liked this funny little book about Art and his hilarious friends. The narrative is entertaining, and the plot is silly with lots of quirky details. I especially liked the factoids about space travel and the solar system that are inserted at the end of each chapter.

The black and white illustrations add another playful dimension to the story as we get to know each character through the artwork.

I love how the characters are not afraid to use their imaginations and come up with crazy ideas. I also found the sibling relationships very realistic and engaging.

This would be a great chapter book for young readers, or a fun book to read aloud with children.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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