Sunday, February 27, 2022

Review of "Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci," by Jon Scieszka

 Review of

Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci, by Jon Scieszka, ISBN  9780142404652

Four out of five stars

 Joe, Sam and Fred have a book that when they open it emits a vapor that will serve as a time machine. In this adventure, they go back in time to Italy during the life of Leonardo Da Vinci. Considered by many to be the all-time greatest breadth of talent, Da Vinci had a wild imagination, a sound scientific mind and the skills of the most talented of artists.

 When they go back, they have no trouble finding Da Vinci, unfortunately they also meet Lord Borgia, Captain Nassti and Niccolo Machiavelli. The minds of these people are on war and the power to make more effective war, so they have no interest in anything that is not a war machine. Therefore, the Time Warp Trio ends up cleaning the toilets in the army of Lord Borgia. It is only after they come up with some clever ruses that they recover the book that allows them to return to their proper time.

 History presented in an accurate and interesting way is history learned and in this case there are some laughs included. Written for the young child, it will also teach some basic history about one of the greatest personalities of history.

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