- Used Book in Good Condition
Our hope is that a focused kid will pickup one of our books for the stated subject matter, and then trust Jimi and Isaac enough to follow them into another area of interest. In every book, a problem presents itself and the boys need to learn and work to solve the problem. They fail constantly, struggle to recover, and success is often a less limited failure. The books are short and fast moving so more readers can succeed, but they are not simple books. They’re full of information and intellectual challenges.
My best friend Isaac Farmer wrote a book about how he helped this guy named Weeds invent a whole new kind of solar electrical cell that actually really works pretty well. Isaac says that he wrote the book himself, but I think he had some help because the real Isaac is really obnoxious but the Isaac in this book is only sometimes obnoxious.
Isaac figured the best way to win the science fair was to make the judges think he could save the planet, so he did this big display on “green” stuff. He put in everything he could think of (like solar power and wind power and stream power and outhouse power) and made it sound like it all worked and he understood everything. All he really did was copy stuff off the Internet. It fooled the judges and he won, but then Lipstick and the newspaper guy caught him and the principal got involved and then Mr. and Mrs. Farmer got involved and then Isaac had to actually build something that actually worked.
This is a good book for kids because nobody does drugs or gets pregnant. Isaac talks about dog poop a little, but it’s part of the story and he doesn’t get too gross. I think he got some help on writing that part, too.
– Jimi Peterson
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