Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular: A Mystery with Animatronics, Alien Makeup, Camera Gear, and Other Movie Magic You Can Make Yourself! by Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith (Hardback, 2015)
Ather whiz-bang mystery in the popular Nick and Tesla series, featuring a new case to crack and all-new gadgets that kids can build themselves! Bright siblings and amateur inventors Nick and Tesla Holt are back in this fifth instalment. Fresh off their last case at the museum, the kids are in for a whole new mystery to solve, and they can only do it with their do-it-yourself detective gadgets-plus their zany scientist Uncle Newt and their friends Silas and DeMarco. This time, a Hollywood movie is being filmed in their town, featuring the big-screen debut of the kids' favourite comic book character. When mysterious sabotage threatens to shut down production, the pre-teen sleuths use special effects and movie magic to find the spoiler and save the show. Series Overview: Each Nick and Tesla will feature a full-length (approximately 208-page) adventure plus approximately 24-32 pages of blueprints and instructions interspersed throughout the story.
Science Bob Pflugfelder is an elementary school teacher based in Newton, Massachusetts. He has made many television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Dr. Oz Show, and Live With Kelly and Michael, among other media outlets. Steve Hockensmith is the author of a New York Times best seller (Price and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls) and an Edgar Award nominee (Holmes on the Range).