I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wind Power Whiz Kid by Scott Nickel
Published by Stone Arch Books on July 1st 2008
Genres: Graphic Novel
Buzz Beaker's dad invents an eco-friendly windmill to power the entire town. Unfortunately, the not-so-friendly Mr. Sludgeco wants it destroyed before his planet-polluting power plant goes out of business. Can brainy Buzz and his friends stop Sludgeco's explosive plans?
Buzz Beaker is the son of a scientist and let’s just say he’s got the inventing bug just like his dad. In this graphic novel adventure, Buzz creates a helmet that turns brain power into energy. His dad creates an even bigger invention – a windmill that produces electricity. It will replace the Sludgeco plant that is polluting their town.
Only, Mr. Sludgeco won’t have himself put out of business. He sets out to tamper with the windmill, but to no avail – for Buzz saves the day.
For kids who like science and shows like Jimmy Neutron – this is the perfect graphic novel series for them. The characters are funny, the plot entertaining and filled with action, and they learn something. After the story ends, there is a page of facts about whatever topic was discussed. So in this book it discusses windmills.
Graphic novels are great for struggling readers and this is a pretty low level graphic novel that still has a high interest level for older kids.