Can you teach a caterpillar maths? Or turn a super-sized cat invisible?
Meet the 6th-grade genius and inventor Nate Bannister who every Friday the 13th does three not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat by Paul Tobin is the perfect treat for future inventors. This book is filled with crazy inventions and hilarious adventures but it is also sparkling with actual physics.
Of course, creating an enormous invisible cat is not a risk-free operation. And Proton, the cat, decides to go on the rampage. Nate and his friend , Delphine, try all sorts of things to stop the cat from destroying everything and anything in their city. Love the way the friends need to think dive outside the box to solve different problems. An adventure of this kind needs an evil element to capture the interest. The Red Death Tea Society is trying to prevent Nate and Delphine from saving the neighbourhood. The friends have to come up with ideas to fight the gang famous not only for their fantastic tea brewing skills but also for criminal activities.
The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat book is a celebration of not only a creative approach to thinking but also of the joy of being curious and inquisitive. The language in this fast-paced book has an easy flow and vocabulary. Perfect for building fluency (9 to 12-year-olds) and for giving the laughter muscles a real work-out.
Happy giggling! And why not look at nature for some mind-boggling biomimicry inspiration for making an invisible cat or cloak?