About the Book
It’s a pretty normal day for Logan Applebaum—until his inventor mother announces that she’s built him a new robot cousin. And Java may be really smart, but he’s also going to be a major handful. No one can know about his secret. This is going to be a long school year.
With the third grade science fair coming up, though, Logan thinks maybe a super computer cousin could come in handy and he’ll finally have a shot at beating the nosey Silverspoon twins who win at everything.
But when Sherry and Jerry steal Java as their partner, and then start suspecting something is up with the new kid, can Logan think fast before this crazy experiment becomes an epic disaster?
In Science No Fair! internationally bestselling author, Nancy Krulik and her incredibly talented daughter, Amanda Burwasser, team up to introduce a new comedic pair that combines the literalness of Amelia Bedelia with a wacky modern edge, making for hours of laughter.
Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
My Take on the Book
Logan Applebaum's mother is an inventor. in this story she makes a droid for Logan. Java, the droid, becomes Logan's "cousin". Java does everything with Logan. There are many humorous situations involving Java because he does not understand the way we use our language. For example Logan said he had "butterflies in his stomach". Java thought he meant real butterflies and turned Logan upside down to remove the butterflies.
There is a science fair at the school which causes some challenges for Logan and his friends. Java is involved in the Science Fair disaster.
The story shows Logan accepting Java at the end of the story. He was even protecting him from two bullies.
The story shows pretty typical third grade behavior . There are difficulties with friends, jealousy, friendship, and problem solving.