This is the kind of book I know I would have enjoyed as a child. It speaks to the imagination and the creative imagery that lives inside the heads of little humans.
I can’t think of anything more exciting to explore and experiment with than a time-travelling machine. Oh the things I would have done with this as a kid, let alone now as an adult.
It is often complex, but Welford still manages to keep it simple enough so young readers can understand it.
The theory of relativity, of gravity, the butterfly effect and the complexity of time-hopping and time-travelling.
Who can fault Al for wanting to change past events and in doing so his future. It all starts out so innocently and ends up turning into a major catastrophe.
Luckily Al has a partner in crime to travel the seven seas of time. Named after a major football player (as in soccer), his furry pal Alan becomes his travel sidekick. Poor Alan is also used as space monkey guinea-pig, such an exciting life for a hamster.
If you’re a looking for the kind of book that will encourage a non-reader to read or keep an avid reader entertained then this is definitely a book I recommend.