code7r, December 8, 2012 (view all comments by code7r)
I love all of Larry Gonick's "Cartoon Guides..." My kids read his books over and over and the information really sticks in their brains. Often I have heard one of them say that they only remembered an answer on a test because of what they read in one of the "Cartoon Guides." I wish that these books were a part of the curriculum in their school system.
Kashii, September 8, 2006 (view all comments by Kashii)
According to my Experience kids hate chemistry because its very much boaring subject, its an good effort oto bring attention of kids towards chemistry, i appecheriade it ..well done sir...
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