Here is a the latest review from me, Hannah, 12 years old.
If you like Science and experiments “ The third mushroom” book is for you! It’s the sequel to the 14th goldfish , which I have not read, but hope to do soon. The story was self-explanatory though and the story carries itself nicely without having read it.
Ellie comes home from school only to discover the house in complete chaos. She is totally worried at first but then realizes it is is only her crazy grandpa Melvin. If you have read the first book then you know all about Grandpa Melvin and how he became young again. Melvin tells Ellie about his latest science experiment, a jellyfish with unknown properties. When Ellie and “cousin Melvin” are at school the science teacher informs them about the county science fair and urges them to participate.
Ellie and Melvin start experimenting with the jellyfish and make some jaw-dropping discoveries.
The book didn’t exactly meet my expectations. I liked it because of the science references but it was lacking a bit more excitement for me. The book was more serious than I thought it would be. However, the book teaches a great lesson that not everything in life always turns out the way you hope for but often things will generally turn out to be okay. I was surprised to find an additional science guide in the back with short biographies of famous scientists.
I would recommend the book to anyone age 10 and up.