Archives for April, 2010
BOOK NAME: Time Warp Trio: The Good, The Bad and The Goofy
AUTHOR: Jon Scieszka
This is part of a series of books about three boys named Joe, Sam and Fred, who have their own book that takes them to any place at any time and they can’t control it. In this story, the magical book takes the trio to a cattle drive in the Old West, where they ride horses and live with real cowboys before being captured by Indians. The tribe decided to release the boys when Joe performed a magic trick that amazes the Indians. However, one of the Indians tried to scalp them before they left, but the tribe’s medicine chief stopped him.
My favorite part of the book was Joe’s magic trick. I’m not going to tell what he did to trick the Indians because you definitely need to read this book to find out.
There are at least 15 other Time Warp Trio books and I’ve read seven of them. These books remind me of the Magic Tree House series (by Mary Pope Osborne) that I used to read when I was younger because in each one the characters travel in time and you learn about different places and history–and sometimes, the future. I haven’t read one yet that I didn’t like.
Researchers at the University of Monongahela have developed scratch and sniff photo technology for the Internet and mobile devices like cell phones. We have added a couple of photos today for you to get a whiff of this cool new discovery. Give the photos below a little rub and sniff the photos on the screen. Can you smell the fragrant flower?
Or the delicious cheese and sauce of this tasty pizza?
How does this work? Keep reading to find out!