Alex and the Amazing Time Machine (Hardcover)
Brilliant Alex invents a machine that will warp time, but when his brother is kidnapped, he must use the “dingus” to save his family. Textured black-and- white illustrations. (8–12)
— From Humor
Alex Trumble is a pretty ordinary kid except for the fact that his IQ borders on genius, and he loves to read books on vortexes and time travel. But when two angry hit men kidnap his big brother Steven, Alex's life changes fast. Inventing a time machine (using an iPod, mirrors, duct tape, and a laser pointer) is only half the battle. With the help of the time-bending Dingus, Alex and his best friend Todd must travel back in time to collect clues, outwit the bad guys, and race against the clock to save his family from total oblivion.
About the Author
Rich Cohen is a four-time New York Times bestselling author for such books as "Tough Jews" and "When I Stop Laughing, You'll Know I'm Dead." He also writes for "Rolling Stone" and "Vanity Fair." "Alex and the Amazing Time Machine" is his first book for young readers.