Xientifica SOS – Daniel Phelps

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Students from Firtrees Primary School are lucky enough to visit OrbitaLand were they will be immersed in space and science. When they get stuck on a boat during their trip, they begin an adventure that the five of them can’t quite believe.

With riddles and challenges in their way, they need to work together as a team in order to overcome them. Do they have what it takes to survive?

Throughout the story, there were science facts and experiments that both enhanced the story and taught the children reading it really interesting and useful facts. As well as this, I really loved all the little illustrations which are included throughout. There are also riddles and clues included which I tried to solve myself before I read on in the story (and if you solve them quicker than I did, well done!).

The dynamic between all the characters was interesting; each of them really brought something to the story as an individual, but it was the way they interacted that made it especially important. They had to work with each other, using their different strengths and recognising where their weaknesses might be in order to survive their adventure.

There is a really strong science element in this book, and I can see children completing experiments alongside reading the book in order to really explore the themes and facts they are learning on the way through. A perfect book for sci-fi fans!

Like the sound of this book? Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3bPh6Nv

Emily x

📚 Book gifted by author.

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