Part comic strip and part science experiment, Howtoons shows children how to find imaginative new uses for common household items like soda bottles, duct tape, mop buckets, and moreto teach kids the "Tools of Mass Construction"!Howtoons are cartoons that teach 8 to 15yearold readers "how to" build, create, and explore things. Combining a fun, fullcolor cartoon format and real life science and engineering principles, Howtoons are designed to encourage kids to become active participants in the world around them.Readers meet Tucker and Celine, a lovable brother and sister pair. Sick of watching TV and playing video games, Tucker and Celine decide to conquer every kid's nightmare: the dreaded summer o' boredom. Armed with countless ideas for fun projects, they set out to reclaim the sheer joy of playing. Fifteen practical, buildityourself projects are weaved into the Tucker and Celine storyline. With the narrators' help and clear stepbystep instructions, young readers will learn how to set up a workshop, create a marshmallow shooting gun, make ice cream without a freezer, play songs on a turkey baster flute, explore a homemade terrarium, launch a pressurepowered rocket, and more!Utilizing inexpensive, kidfriendly materials, Howtoons will prove that the world at large is infinitely more exciting than anything happening on the TV or computer screen. Plus, each project will provide readers with practical skills and problem solving knowhow that they can use in their everyday lives. These funny, interactive Howtoons are sure to inspire independence and creative savvy in young people everywhere.Griffith, Saul is the author of 'Howtoons The Possibilities Are Endless' with ISBN 9780060761585 and ISBN 006076158X.