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Fun Science: A Guide to Life, the Universe and Why Science Is So Awesome

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

YouTube superstar makes learning about the cosmos fun.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

for reluctant reader

my son loves non-fiction and found this book to be very interesting and engaging.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Readers will enjoy this offbeat, sometimes zany tour of the universe written for the internet generation by YouTube superstar and passionate science fan, Charlie McDonnell. Subjects that might seem overwhelming (the evolution of the brain or dark matter) are presented in ways that try to ease readers' fears and make them eager to learn more. But the sheer volume of material covered in the book could be challenging for readers (even teens) without a basic science vocabulary.

Some readers may find the book's design -- pages that can incorporate illustrations with two or three fonts in radically different sizes -- a visual jumble and difficult to decipher.

Book Details

  • Author: Charlie McDonnell
  • Genre: Science
  • Topics: STEM , Science and Nature
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Quadrille
  • Publication date: November 28, 2016
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: September 28, 2021

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