Science Comics: Dogs is an engaging combination of fiction and nonfiction, where readers get a detailed look at the origin of the dogs, how their species has changed over time and their inner workings. Truly fascinating, and an innovative way for kids to consume more science and nonfiction in their reading diet.
Science Comics: Flying Machines takes readers on the Wright Brothers’ journey as they witness their seemingly crazy quest to build a flying machine, as retold by their younger sister Katharine. Later when it came time to market their airplane, Katharine became their “public relations director” and incidentally was the only one of her five siblings to obtain a college degree. It’s really well done and we’re impressed by how this graphic novel came together to present one of the most important inventions of all time in a creative mix of history and personal narrative. An intriguing read.
Kudos to First Second for making science so accessible and enjoyable with this series. The rest of the books in Science Comics cover the subjects of dinosaurs, volcanoes, coral reefs, bats, plagues and publishing in March: robots and drones.
Science Comics: Dogs: From Predator to Protector was written and illustrated by Andy Hirsch. Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared was written by Alison Wilgus and illustrated by Molly Brooks. The Science Comics series is published by First Second.