Top positive review
Fast, Fun, and Informative
Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2018
Make no mistake, The Cartoon Guide To Chemistry gives you a full introductory (and then some) science textbook lesson in the danger, fun, and wonder of chemistry, but all without the aridly pedantic, tedious wording.
There are a few moments where Gonick and Criddle get a little too cutesy with the humor, but the book is never overwhelmed by them. There are also those times when the math gets complex (as it has to), but fear not! Gonick also has wonderful books on Algebra, Calculus, and Physics!
I've been reading Larry since the 1980s and his brilliant History of the Universe series. As a thoroughly enjoyable reference and reminder for adults, or a quick and helpful book for young people entering college, Larry Gonick is our Dr. Suess for Grown-ups.