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Space Taxi: Archie's Alien Disguise

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fast-paced third book centers on princess, electricity.

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This third installment in the Space Taxi series keeps the momentum going by staying light, fast-paced, and fun, with the same infectious energy about space, science, and other worlds. It combines an imaginative, silly view of space and aliens while keeping the story grounded in real science facts that make learning seem effortless. Kids learn about photons while imagining an alien made entirely of goo, a princess with three eyes, or a cat with endless pockets.

Here, Archie and Pockets strike out on a crime-fighting mission on their own, which gives Archie a chance to put to use some of the map reading and troubleshooting Dad mentored him through on earlier missions, and the book has fun with a space-inspired version of a princess and video-game-style rescues in castles with knights and swords. There's very mild fighting with some lasers fired and a small resulting explosion, but it's quickly remedied and fairly cartoonish. Perfect for kids who need a spark to get interested in science.

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