While it may be obvious that this story is trying to teach its readers some lessons, they are lessons every kid could stand to learn:
(1) Making new friends is tough, but it is not impossible.
(2) It’s hard to get a second chance after a bad first impression, but it’s still worth trying.
(3) Science can be fun!
I thought this book was a fun, quick read, even if it did not blow me away. Between the large type and the frequent illustrations, the pages just flew by. This would be a good book for budding scientists who don’t like to read long books.