Northern Illinois University Press

The Toy and the Test Drive

By Gillian King-Cargile

Illustrations by Kevin Krull

In the third ­installment in the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure Series, Bear hits the road in search of adventure with his new friend, Sonny the Solar Car. But will they have enough energy to climb the highest hill in the neighborhood and ­return to Jack’s house before the big race against Jack’s sister’s Sadie Scientist doll? This fast-paced storybook explores concepts of solar power and potential and kinetic energy aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, and will help young readers understand the importance of believing in yourself. It concludes with an interview with a solar energy expert.

The Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure Series for young readers is produced in partnership with the P-20 Center at Northern Illinois University. The series is an extension of STEM Read, a P-20 program that helps readers explore the science, technology, engineering, and math concepts behind popular fiction. Learn more about the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure Series and find resources, videos, and games at

June 2017, 36 pp., 8.5x11
ISBN 978-0-87580-760-7
$18.99t Cloth

Gillian King-Cargile is director of Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read program.

Kevin Krull’s illustrations have appeared in Creative Quarterly and have been shown in the Chicago area.

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ISBN: 978-0-87580-760-7
cloth $18.99